Author Topic: Can I drain water from an easement into the canal?  (Read 45 times)

Doug K

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Re: Can I drain water from an easement into the canal?
« on: March 29, 2019, 05:40:36 pm »
Here's an idea that would be the lowest cost solution and needs very little to make it work.

The issue is that the fence and trees may have raised the ground a little over the past 25-30 years. The water looks like it could get to the canal but the path is blocked a bit by the swale edge.. and then the fence edge.. and then the tree roots. But if you look hard you may find a path.

I looked and made this picture edit that you sent... took a real close look. I have made a few assumptions having never been there. You took the picture level and you do look downward to the canal... if those are true then I think the current water flow is right to left,,and it does drain away toward the canal the further you get into your neighbor's yard on the left. Having said that I think you can do this.

You already have a swale... slight depression in the yard, I would work "with" that. Make it bigger, make it move the water where you want it to go. I am always surprised how removing just 3-4" of topsoil and getting flow going help all the water issues I have had. Took a few walks on real rainy days but I did manage to get our 2 acres dried out and we live BELOW a leaky

Let me know what you think
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