Learn about greenhouses, ponds, farming, agriculture, & more.
Drought is a creeping natural disaster. It’s not fast like a tornado, it’s not trackable from space like a hurricane
Groundwater refers to natural stores of water below ground. The “water table” refers to the minimum depth at which groundwater sits in any area.
As the demand for farm products becomes more intense, crops are planted more densely, and multiple plantings are cycled through in a single growing system.
It’s important to monitor the efficiency of systems that apply irrigation water in order to minimize waste from evaporation or over-application
Once water is pulled from its source, whether that source is surface water such as rivers, streams or natural lakes
BTL helped build a water retaining pond and rain catchment system for a wonderful homesteading family on Homestead Rescue.
Water use in agriculture is a complex topic to measure.
Rain fed farming is the most natural form of farming, where water is introduced to the soil through rain, snow, or other types of precipitation.
There are, of course, many ways that brine is, or has been, handled in different times and in different parts of the world.
The construction costs of brine ponds are high enough that they’re best employed for long term use
Brine ponds and, indeed, evaporation ponds in general, work on the premise that a volume of liquid exposed to sunlight and relatively dry air can be reduced
Brine ponds tend to fall into one of the following general categories, each of which have unique design and maintenance needs.
Brine ponds used for storage have a different goal than those used for mining
Brine ponds are particularly challenging when it comes to containment
It’s impossible to quote an average price for an “average” brine pond because so many factors must be considered.
Brine ponds are fairly static elements, so it seems like they may not require much in the way of maintenance
In addition to preparing a good design for your brine pond that takes into consideration the specific purpose
While some particularly caustic or contaminated brines can only be stored in deep wells
Most brine ponds and other types of evaporation ponds are intended for long-term use, but eventually the land needs to be reclaimed, especially near cities or agricultural regions.
For thousands of years, humans have recognized that salt and growing things don’t work well together.
Brine ponds are water impoundments that can contain a relatively heavy concentration of dissolved salts and other minerals.
We've talked a lot about liner materials, and it's pretty clear by now that the best type of pond liner is durable, strong, lightweight, and can handle exposure to the environment.
Anchor trenches, with or without curbs, are a simple, reliable, and pretty standard option for flexible pond liners like RPE.
Once you've selected your liner material and thickness, you're ready to measure your pond and place an order.
While you may have settled on the ideal material for your pond liner, you're not quite finished.