Water sediment basins
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.
- 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
As we left the last field, Gary looked over, chuckled and said, “So that’s part of my story. I just wish I was 20 years younger so I could stick around and enjoy all this stuff.”