Irrigation Water Storage
Fruitland Ridge, CA (2003)
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This AquaDam® needed to be self-supporting since there was no bank to start it from. For this reason, the usually open end of the dam is closed with a zipper, and the fill tubes come out through the top. A standard diameter garden hose is then inserted into the fill tube.
Fruitland Ridge, CA
These 4' AquaDams® can hold approximately 10,000 gallons of water. The laborer in the yellow vest standing in front of the dam shows how large these AquaDams® are.
Fruitland Ridge, CA
Once the first unit is filled, a second is attached by means of the coupling collar.
Fruitland Ridge, CA
These two AquaDams® will store water until the local well runs dry. At that time a pump will be inserted into one of the AquaDams® and the stored water will be used to irrigate these thirsty grapes during the dry summer months.
Fruitland Ridge, CA