Contour Trenches And Staggered Trenches

Contour trenches and staggered trenches

Contour trenching

Staggered Contour trenches

View of contour trenches

  • It was suitable where slope of the land is > 33.33%
  • Dimension of trenches- 2 x 1 x 1 m3
  • Trenches are excavated in contours and excavated soil was used to form bunds in the down line.
  • The trenches were formed in 5 to 10 feet vertical distance.
  • It helps to reduce velocity of water.
  • It checks soil erosion.