Major discovery today! So exciting I had to blog about it right away…
Our hand-made dams in our temporary stream (made in April, visit our blog Dam it!) are now full of water and have turned into proper dams.
A shot of the dam a few weeks ago..
As you can see, just a puddle.
What is incredible to me is that it is January and rainy season ended months ago. This pond has filled just from soil saturation and possibly run-off from neighboring sprinklers. We can’t wait to see the water level of our dams in the rainy season!
There is a series of 3 dams on this temporary stream, each relieving pressure on the next dam. Each of the dams is now holding water.
We aim to add a bicycle pump in this pond to pump water up into a tank that could water gardens and food forest.
We are also very excited at the prospect of introducing aquatic plant and fish species into this newly created system.