How important is level?

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  1. crowsandcats

    crowsandcats New Member

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    why bother trying to get exact level when flagging a swale? Once the earth is dug, it won't be exactly level.
     
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    true, but water does seek it's own level so the closer you get it to
    level the less water movement along the swale happens. which
    keeps erosion from happening...
     
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    Ideally would would traverse the dug swale again to level out any high/low spots. During lighter rainfall events this will spread the retained water further rather than pooling.
     

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