How to build a water overflow reservoir

dandy_line(3B (Brainerd, Mn))August 25, 2010

I will be building a new home and have to do a lot of excavation so I am thinking of creating a reservoir that could be used to hold back excess water during downpours. This would then enable me to bring along a lot of my special wet/swampy area plants, like Joe Pye, Goats Beard, Milkweed, Cardinal Flower, etc.

The area will be dry woods so without a wet spot, I won't be able to have my favorites. I can create a fairly large structure if needed, about 250 sq ft or so.

Can anyone give me tips on how this is done?

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dandy_line(3B (Brainerd, Mn))

Never mind. The term I was looking for was "Rain Garden". I did a search for that and found many links for help.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 9:36AM
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