-Gila Region Community News, Calendar, Forum-

Reader Supported Silver City News & SW New Mexico, Grant County NM, Gila NF
* Login   * Register

* FAQ    * Search

All times are UTC - 7 hours

News     Columns     Food: Growing, Fixing     Features     Water     Health     Business     Education     DIY & How-tos     Classifieds     Forum     Home 

Silver City Food Coop



We Are Reader Supported
Your recurring contribution goes to support the Forum, Calendar, and Email List, which exists to further local, sustainable, place-based community.
MONTHLY RECURRING GIFT
    Bill Me Now For: $

ONE-TIME GIFT
Bill Me Now For: $

You may also mail a check or cash to
John Crow
PO Box 1792
Silver City, N.M. 88062


Get your ad here








Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author ------ Message
 Author: crow
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:03 pm 
Image
Three more Water Diversion/Catchments were completed on November 11 at the corner of 6th and E Street. This brings to 12 the number completed under the NMED Watershed Restoration Grant with 68 more to go. Though the grant money can only be used on Town Right-of-way, a private owner of adjacent land can enter into a partnership of sorts and pay the cost to have the project extend onto that private land; this project is the second example.

The catchment above is on E St and diverts water as it heads for Kelly and into downtown. The visible curb cut is the inlet with the outlet curb cut at the far end where the shadow of a tree is.

Image
Just around the corner are the other 2 catch basins divided by a walkway to the street. As shown below these basins were concrete that had to be torn up without disturbing the sidewalk or curbs.

Image
E St before work began.

Image
If you have ideas for other pubic land water diversion/catchment contact Van Clothier of Stream Dynamics, (575) 590-0549 or van@streamdynamics.us. If Van or Claire Catlett knock on your door, as they are required to do, to explain about a project proposed next to your home/land take the opportunity to explore some kind of tie-in onto your land.

Image
In this situation when the landowners were approached about a modest plan they had bigger ideas already formulated and agreed to chip-in for the greater cost for the 3 catchment and 6 curb cuts plus an overflow that fed their native garden.

Image
Asher Gelbart has really fine tuned his curb cutting skills. A different shape was cut to control out flow.

Photo credits: the last 2 photos were taken by Project Manager Claire Catlett, the middle 2 by Sharon Bookwalter, adjacent land owner with her husband Dean and the first 2 photos are mine, crow.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
News     Columns     Food: Growing, Fixing     Features     Water     Health     Business     Education     DIY & How-tos     Classifieds     Forum     Home 
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group