The December 2013 issue of Texas Wildlife has an article you’ll want to check out. It’s written by Robert and Janelle Fears and features the wonderful work the Dixon Water Foundation is doing in holistically managing their ranches in Texas. Here is an excerpt.
“The continuous vegetative cover, resulting from holistic grazing management, builds organic matter, holds water and prevents erosion,” states Josey. “Rainwater soaks into our soils and does not run off the property. We want to keep all the water that falls on our properties, and we don’t want the neighbor’s rainwater. “The reason is that run-off causes erosion, and we don’t want to lose our soil. We also don’t want our neighbors losing theirs.”
“We don’t see an immediate change in the water levels of our ponds after a heavy rain, due to soil absorption,” Josey continues. “A few days following a rain, the ponds will begin recharging from the water table.”