Simple is beautiful, Leaky Weirs are that
I cant swim, but I’ve been fascinated by water all my life and have learnt water harvesting and storage design and installation from some of the permaculture greats bio here.
In a recent article here about, one of my jobs in Western Australia where I constructed a series of ponds forming a wetland, I also had the opportunity of doing some work on the seasonal creek, I advised to the client to install a series of Leaky Weirs based off Peter Andrews Natural Sequence Farming concept for water course restoration. For me, it was a great privilege to try my hand at this important work, I’ve done this work in Morocco on a few sites, using different forms depending on landscape and situation see the photos below.
I was so excited to have the opportunity to take on the larger water shed restoration work,
I did my best to document the work and have put together a short video of the process, I am a great believer that permaculture design system is a wardrobe and we just import the technique and strategies we need for the overall design.