rob macintosh wrote:
You need to slow the water rushing through this gully. Most of the time this is a problem that starts at the niebour 6 places up and gets worse till it gets to you.
You can throw things up against the banks or make a series of dams to slow the water and try to get it sinking in and stop erosion. You will be suprised how much soil and organic matter piles up if you slow the water.
Ofcourse this all depends on how much water we are talking about.
wayne fajkus wrote:Is this a ravine where all the water concentrates to a relatively small width. Or is this a very wide drop off where water sheets over a very large range?
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Hi, John. That is a pano of the lot; the gully is in the treeline on the right of the picture. All of Oklahoma is "Red Dirt" country, due to the high iron oxide content.
John C Daley wrote:What does the image with the red soil show?
Michael Cox wrote:What is your location and climate like? What is the soil like - sandy? Clay?
It was hard to tell from your photos - how much water, and catchment area, is there upstream of you off the property? Or does the gully start on your own land?
From what I've seen, including just after a rain, it appears to start in three fairly wide drop offs, and where these converge, the water starts moving narrowly (about 2 feet wide) and quickly, scouring that south wall as it goes along. It finally hits a large fallen tree, which has caused a small deeper area, and then it follow that tree about 3 feet until it overflows into the actual drainage culvert.