ahosey01 Posted September 9, 2020 Report Share Posted September 9, 2020 I am building a dry detention pond at the lowest point of my yard (yard is on a hill). During a 1 inch rain event, the pond will receive approximately 4500-6000 gallons of water. Drainage will take place through the native soil, it is a clay/alluvium soil that still drains well and has a high organic matter content in the part of the yard. I expect that the pond will drain anywhere from 12 hours to 2 days, depending on how long it had been since the last rain event. Inside the walls of this detention pond, I am thinking of planting a Metasequoia glyptostroboides, along with a pair of dwarf Taxodium distichum - both of which are cool with wet soil. 4-6 feet below grade is the Hassayampa river water table, so the tree will have a permanent source of even more water once it gets down there. Anyone have any experience with Metasequoia? This will be a little bit of an experiment in my desert climate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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