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Water Harvesting

Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

A downspout from a roof gutter directs rainfall to the contoured yard of Catlow Shipek, co-founder of the Watershed Management Group

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Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Shipek's landscaping guides water to the roots of native vegetation.

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Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Rock basins are good collectors. They can be connected by spillways to other basins.

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Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Flowering plants fill a shallow depression, or swale. Leftover dirt can be used for basin berms.

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Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

Swale idea: Simple, inexpensive ways of saving rainwater

How much rainwater have you kept in your yard so far this season? It's not too late to start harvesting it.

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