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    Author(s): Valer Austin; Josiah Austin
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 111-116
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Loose rock structures, called trincheras or rock curtains, can be constructed across streambeds to slow water flow, allowing water to seep into the ground. Soil and debris collect behind the rocks, forming a bed for vegetation.

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    Citation

    Austin, Valer; Austin, Josiah. 2006. Photo essay: Trinchera dams for erosion control and streambed restoration (Foto ensayo: Trincheras para controlar la erosion y restaurar el cauce de los arroyos). In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 111-116

    Keywords

    semi-arid grasslands, endangered species, sustainable ranching, Mexico-U.S. borderlands, loose rock structures, trincheras, rock curtains

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