Canberra has had a torrential amount of rain this year, but thankfully with waterharvesting trenches, the water doesn’t all wash into the floodwater drains or erode the soil away. Instead, the water can be retained and slowly seep into the soil, filling up the trenches where the roots of nearby trees can reach.
At various different waterharvesting sites, the water trenches are created differently for different purposes such as feeding starved or dying trees, acting as a barricade on a steep hill and stopping soil erosion, distributing water across a wider area, or even creating natural water play.
Check out how the water has been held at different sites below!
Read more about Waterharvesting here.
See more Waterharvesting projects here.