Drainage problems

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Andy1983, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Andy1983

    Andy1983 New Member

    Having drainage problems on my land, I live in an area with heavy clay soil that is not quick to drain. These picture show the lowest part of the property, which is also relatively level, but every time we have heavy rain area turns into a soggy mess. I have fruit trees planted and plan on putting in a garden but am worried about water runoff as there are areas around fruit trees that hold a lot of water. Would putting in a simple drain, one dug with a trench digger help out with the water situational? The drain would be on the opposite side of the fence,

    Any advice is helpful,

    Thank you, Andrew

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  2. Brisel

    Brisel Member

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  3. Andy1983

    Andy1983 New Member

    Ok, putting in 1 simple drainage trench on fence line wouldn’t help with water runoff at all.
  4. phil

    phil Member

    If it’s stoned to surface it will capture run off from higher ground
    Need to establish where water is actually coming from
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  5. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    That would help, but the more pipes the better if you're on low lying clay.
  6. Andy1983

    Andy1983 New Member

    Ok, here in Uruguay I know piping is expensive, I’d be looking at doing a simple ditch with berm on the fenced side and having water run into the ditch. No stones in ditch.
  7. Kevtherev

    Kevtherev Member

    Welshpool Powys
    Open a V ditch to catch surface run off and carry soil away.
    Do you have anywhere to drain it to?
    Planting trees near drains will be a recipe for disaster in the future.
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  8. Andy1983

    Andy1983 New Member

    Ok, yes we have a place to drain water too. All the drains here are open v ditch drains. But I’m all ears for better options.
  9. Traditionally open drains would do the job
    In the uk ridge and furrow

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