We just harvested over 20,000 gallons of ice and snow melt into our swales.
Last week we had about 4 inches of snow and ice — mostly ice. It totally coated the roads and shut down the city for about four days.
Yesterday (7 days into it) we finally got a really warm day and major melt. This is the result — 20,000 plus gallons of water gently soaked into our land vs. running down a bar ditch.
The picture at top is of the swales two days ago, and below is the day before the video was shot during the height of the melt off:
And here is a 5 minute video the day after the last photo was taken: