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5. Swale Making Preparations ~ Using the A Frame to Map Contour Lines

Using the map of the elevation lines on the property to roughly gauge where the contours are, David used the A frame to plot the course of contour lines across the property where we plan to carve the swales.

Using this map with elevation contour lines:

2010_AP_wContourLinesFeet.pdf

Using a level and a plumb line to find the level spots at this contour line:

Next, putting a stake in to mark that spot....

Back in the previous post there were some videos showing how this is done...see:

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/swale-making-prepa...

And it always helps to have a nice kitty doing rollie-zollies in the grass nearby.

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