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How to build a water overflow reservoir

Posted by dandy_line 4a-Mn (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 25, 10 at 21:13

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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RE: How to build a water overflow reservoir

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

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