After 2 hours of work I took a section of a small seasonal stream flowing through a gully and transformed it into a meandering stream with 2 small waterfalls and 3 pools. This simple change can store several hundred more gallons of water and also slows the water down letting more of it soak into the land.
In the few hours after finishing this project birds and frogs are already showing up. Life loves an abundance of water.
This along with a large pond I built last year are the start of my decentralized and passive water system that will hydrate my land by slowing water down so it can soak into the ground.
Check out the video and please share how you are storing water on your wild homestead!