What options do I have for improving drainage within a wooded area inside...

Asked May 19, 2016, 2:09 PM EDT

What options do I have for improving drainage within a wooded area inside Punderson State Park? The area is well elevated in comparison to nearby Pine Lake. I hoped to use drywells rather than numerous lengthy surface channels. I dug a test whole three and a half feet deep. It was all clay, transitioning from wet clay to a harder dryer sort at the bottom. After a rainstorm, the hole filled with water that is not draining at any appreciable rate. Do I just need to dig deeper?

Geauga County Ohio irrigation and water management drainage issues

1 Response

Thank you for your question for eXtension. Please consider contacting the Cooperative Extension office closest to you. Simply go to http://articles.extension.org, drop in your zip code and choose the office that is most convenient for you.

I think somebody with more experience in your county (policies, soils, programs) will be able to assist you.