Grassed Waterways

Perennial grasses in drainage ditch


Perennial vs. Annual Grass Roots


Eroding ditch on USDA Research site


Site prepared with drip lines


USDA site (.25 ac) seeded with perennial grasses (rate: 60#/ac mixed grasses), with drip lines and straw (54 bales/ac)


Good stand of grasses and yarrow


Taking some water, a year later. Small sediment basins alongside the waterway prevent silt from filling up the channel.




Native grasses and California poppies on a steep acre taken out of strawberries