Vetiver hedges and sisal halt soil erosion, improve soil and water conservation
off-hand. A thorough study of the catchment area is very important before any attempt is made
at reclaiming tile degraded area.
Trees planted on downward edge of terraces.
The study should give the following information.
(i) Size and state of the catchment area and maximum probable flood
(ii) If there are guIIies already formed, the depth, width and length of the
(iii) The average fall of land and bed
(iv) Height and width of drops at head and at any other point where structures may be
Cut branches are useful as livestock feed.