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Berms

[Berm Drawing]

To divert surface runoff, shovel dirt into a narrow, long, hill-shaped form as shown.

You've just made a berm. Make sure the edges extend far enough beyond your structure, so that the water leaving the berm and flowing freely down the hill will miss your building. You might want to direct the water from your berm to nourish your garden or orchard. If you decide to make a drain and a berm, put the berm uphill of the drain.

For more information about drainage, go to the library and read up on as many methods of drainage as you can find.



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