Main Purpose and Description

Rows of tightly packed stones built along contour lines. Used to improve grazing land, slow down, filter and spread out runoff water. Increase infiltration and reduce soil erosion. Sediment is slowly captured on the upper sides, forming natural terraces.

Further information can be found in the WRC Resources Library

WH&C Vol 2, Part 1 (T: Pp 140-142 & H)