Author Topic: Swale Calculator & article about how, why, where, when to build swales  (Read 1185 times)

Offline jims

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Found this "Swale Calculator" & article today and thought I'd share.
https://www.permaculturereflections.com/swale-calculator/
« Last Edit: September 12, 2015, 10:44:53 AM by jims »

Offline bbrat75

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Re: Swale Calculator & article about how, why, where, when to build swales
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 09:05:46 AM »
Thanks for posting this for all of us. Now can anyone tell me the technical name for a swale? I'm in the process of writing a letter to my Township to try and get a little more permaculture understanding. Most of the people on the board are farmers and if I can use my property as the example hopefully they will look into it a little bit more. Any progress is better than nothing.

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Re: Swale Calculator & article about how, why, where, when to build swales
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 06:53:15 AM »
Hmm, there doesn't seem to be a technical name just a definition or description. Not the same as a ditch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swale_(landform)