Jennifer Richardson wrote:Welcome to Permies, James! Always glad to see like-minded people in Texas. I'm on the opposite side of the state from you in Columbus, TX, but I'm also interested in watershed management and hoping to get one of our creeks flowing year-round at some point--I'm a little to the south of the Colorado River (of Texas, not the big famous Colorado River).
An interesting book I came across not too long ago is called Let the Water Do the Work - Induced Meandering, an Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels by Bill Zeedyk and Van Clothier. Brad Lancaster also has a series of books called Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond that are really good, although less focused specifically on streams and creeks and more on household level stuff and landscaping. Still good stuff, though. And anything done to help rehydrate the landscape will be of benefit.
I second the recommendation to include pics on your post here--if you click on "Attachments" at the bottom, you can upload them that way.
Please keep us updated on your projects and enjoy looking around and asking questions--people are super helpful here!
Tyler Ludens wrote:I can identify with those shallow soils and rocks! Plants are looking good.