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Campbell Family Farm
Campbell Family Farm
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Commenced:
01/06/2013
Submitted:
05/07/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
3130 Chuckwagon Rd, Luling, Texas, US
Phone:
5126365014
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https://www.facebook.com/CampbellFamilyFarm
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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2014 Upper Pond and Swale Project

Project: Campbell Family Farm

Posted by Jason Campbell about 7 years ago

Installing the first of what will be a total of 8 water retaining ponds on the farm. This first pond is being placed at the very highest point on the property. Connecting each pond will be large swales dug on contour.

I am installing the first of what will be a
total of 8 water retaining ponds on the farm. This first pond is being placed
at the very highest point on the property. Connecting each pond will be large
swales dug on contour.

7/31. I'm re pretty much done with clearing the
area for the upper pond and the first swale. Next i'll be surveying,
leveling, and marking off contour lines. I observed for several months the
water run-off patterns after rains so I have identified specific capture points
to begin the swales to direct the water flow energy to where we want it. Stay tuned for updates and new pictures as the project progress.

 

8/2: Today my youngest son and I built a Bunyip Level and used it to begin marking contour lines for the upper pond and swale. We used two 2x2x8 ft boards. 60 feet of 1/2 clear poly tubing. Two 1/2" brass compression fittings and a package of metal 1/2 electric conduit brackets. We marked off the boards with feet and inch measurmemts and mounted the tubing to the boards using the brackets. I added red food dye coloring to the water in the tube to make it easier to see the water level.

We then used the level to mark out the contour lines of the pond and swale. We'll be using Lil'Red (our tractor) to begin moving earth.

 

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