Fred Patrick wrote:Ditching causes you extra run-off. How does one deal with property edges, and introducing extra run-off to your neighbors??? Can one really catch everything? Is that wise? How do you manage run-off to neighbors?
Also, I would think swale numbers and spacing depend on property steepness, abundance of rain, run-off, and natural sources of water, as well as feed/food/forest management. For instance, my 10 acres probably only has a 4 foot elevation swing from border to border. I'm thinking I need no more than 2-3 swales for my annual rainfall (24"), no streams, and little ditch run-off. That's my wild guess. Any ideas?