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Friday, November 20, 2015

Before & After Scans after 5 years.

Before & After Scans after 5 years.

Taken from one of the high points of the Al Baydha Project's demonstration site, this shows the growth of the project's agroforestry system. Two years were spent on constructing earthworks up in the mountains, and the first trees were planted in early 2012. The earthworks will catch and store up to 20,000 cubic meters in the earth, while the rate of irrigation is approximately 500 cubic meters per month. In summer of 2015, enough water was caught to irrigate the system for over 4 years. Thus if it rains within 4 years, the system will be passively increasing the amount of water in the water table and shallow aquifers.


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