You are on page 1of 2

! Catch and Store gallons.

s. 1-inch of rain on 1,000 ft2 = 600 Tanks and bladders filled during the wet season from springboxes. rooftops, retention ponds and Other functions: Provides water for fire suppression, livestock.

Internet Resources


Local Resources Soil: Beneficial Living Center, Arcata Native Plants: Samara Restoration, McKinleyville Diversions/Tanks: Leach Water Systems, Trinidad Management Plans, Consultations and Rainwater Catchment Systems: High Tide Permaculture, Arcata

This brochure introduces eight Permaculture-based strategies of design that reduce the volume of water from diversions and the tap while meeting the irrigation


Water can be used many times over and recharge systems down slope.

Greywater from laundry, sinks and stocktanks. Other functions: Nutrient cycling and groundwater recharge.

needs of planted environments.

By Dan Mar High Tide Permaculture

(707) 633-5403

! Management Plans

Forest and Landscape Healthy forests require less ground water than their overcrowded, monoculture regionally appropriate water needs. !


Earthworks systems recharge groundwater supplies. Swales, infiltration basins and retention ponds slow, spread and overflow. and sink precipitation, runoff

counterparts. Landscapes of plantings significantly reduce Clear understory and

Other functions: Reduces

erosion, accumulates nutrients and enhances soil community. Soils

selectively cull small diameter

trees. Plant from November to root development.

March to ensure deep and wide Other functions: Reduces fuel potential for disease. Microclimates

Protect soil from desiccation at planting site, pathways and surrounding areas.


Prescribed volumes of water at specific planting sites. Drip irrigation.

load, pest populations and the

Year-round mulching, cover cropping and amending. Other functions: Reduces nutrient volatilization and suppresses weeds.

Other functions: Liquid amendment injection.

Sectors (wind, sun) can be adapted to enhance favorable climactic environments.

Water Diversions and Regulations Diversion assessments and Up to 5,000 gallons of

Windrows reduce soil

desiccation and plant breakage. Other functions: Increases gas exchange due to multidirectional flow.

permits regulated by DFWS. rainwater for nonpotable

purposes. Up to 250 gallons of greywater from laundry can areas per day. be discharged into landscaped