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Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands
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Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands, Kunia, Hawaii, US
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NRCS grant saved me thousands of dollars

Project: Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands

Posted by Win Almazan over 8 years ago

Got a grant from NRCS for soil conservation and erosion prevention.

Not often does farmers get a nice chunk of grant in order to clean a property for you. An NRCS federal employee contacted me concerning my river and its potential for flooding. At first, I figured that there is no problem in that. I would welcome the flooding, hold the water, let it seep in and help my Food Forest grow.

What changed my mind? The so-called 100 year flood.

No amount of design of mine is going to stop it, hold it, or even divert it.

You see, I have two...two rivers that converge into one in my 5 acre property.

Lucky you say. You bet. But with the following calculations made by my friend Steve,

100yr Flood Water Catchment
Calculations
24hr Max Rainfall = 56”
Or 1.4224 Meters
Estimated Area
.8 mi2 = 2,071,990 m2
100yr 24hr Flood Volume
2,947,199 m3/24hr =
2,947,199,000 L/24hrs =
122,799,958 L/hr =
2,046,666 L/minute =

34,111 L/second

the river could become a mudslide waiting to happen.

So I got sold with the notion that I'll let this guy clean my river and clear my river for soil conservation and erosion prevention that would have cost me ten thousand dollars or more.

Here is the website for those nice money the government is willing to give you:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig/

Wonder what they would say if I thought about building a dam to hold the water in my property along with curved swales, pioneering plants, cover crops, CHINAMPAS, MANDALAS and several GABIONS?

In addition, I started up a tent on a lower Zone 1 area.

Any other ideas for water cachement, please let me know.

 

 

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