Learn about greenhouses, ponds, farming, agriculture, & more.
Like with any body of water, benefits do come with some risk.
For a reservoir that’s meant to hold water for a long period of time, or protect the local groundwater from toxins and chemicals
Retention ponds, or Stormwater Wet ponds, are permanent bodies of water that provide opportunities for treatment
Before construction can begin, the river must be diverted through constructed channels on the surface or underground
Fast-moving or highly turbid water can carve deep ravines throughout a waterway or reservoir
The overall construction and individual functions of a reservoir will vary depending on the goals of the builder
The local geology, the intended use of the water collected, and where/when the water is meant to be released are all defining parts of a reservoir
Flood control reservoirs are incredibly important for protecting life and developments located further downstream
Construction sites, or areas cleared for agricultural purposes, are especially vulnerable to increased sediment and pollutant run-off
As new residential or commercial developments are built, like roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and subdivisions, the natural landscape is no longer able to absorb water
Humans have been storing water in artificial ponds and lakes for a very long time.
Building an irrigation pond isn’t a casual, spur-of-the moment undertaking.
Sometimes the issue isn’t a simple, steady lack of rain.
Conservation tillage is defined as any minimal tillage system that leaves enough crop residue behind to cover at least 30% of the soil surface.
t the most basic level, the only realistic way to evaluate whether water-saving strategies are working is to directly monitor usage.
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
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.