Harvesting Rainwater for Hikers, Wildlife, Livestock, Oases, and More

HarvestingRainwater.com (September 8, 2019) By Brad Lancaster

I love water and seek it out when I hike—especially tinajas, natural water pools in the desert. Such ephemeral pools can be created with simple strategies in dry areas where they don’t already exist. Similarly, rainwater tanks coupled with small catchment roofs can provide water that can last year round; existing pools can be enhanced with simple rockwork; and the diversity and density of vegetation can be dramatically enhanced for wildlife and livestock with simple water-harvesting earthworks that divert water from areas where it is problematic (such as trails and roads) to adjoining areas where it can create a beneficial oasis. Interested?

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