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samiam kephart
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Does anyone have experience harvesting fog and dew during the dry season in the bay area?I am inagining fog sails and dew catchers all over... keeping the areas that usually brown up green  . Is my big inagination right? we are going to try it.
 
David Hernick
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Not much experience with dew catchers, but fog interception and dew collect is something that has peeked my interest too.  The down sides that I have heard for dew catchers are; they need to be cleaned and maintained, they are not very available and take up a lot of space.   Redwoods are great at intercepting fog, up to 30% of their water comes from fog.   It is hard to find info on the interception rate of other plants.  Also piling rocks around plants has been used to catch dew for ages.  Share picture and results when you have them!
 
Craig Overend
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Optimal Design of Permeable Fiber Network Structures for Fog Harvesting - Langmuir (ACS Publications) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la402409f?journalCode=langd5
 
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