Water sediment basins

Description
This is an embankment built across a depressional area of concentrated water runoff. It traps sediment and water running off farmland above the structure, preventing it from reaching farmland and water bodies below.

Benefits

  • Improves ability to farm on sloping lands
  • Improves water quality by trapping sediment on uplands and preventing it from reaching water bodies
  • Reduces gully erosion by controlling water flow within a drainage area
  • May provide cover for small birds and animals
 

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