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Water harvesting in Nicaragua

Water harvester
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Water harvester

Interlocking hillsides provide a natural water catchment during the rains. Clay-rich soil dams, built at the base of the hills and compacted by heavy machinery, create a natural, water-tight seal. Captured water is then used for cultivation during the dry season.

picture credit: © Neil Palmer (CIAT)



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