Terraces
 

A terrace is an earthen embankment, ridge or ridge-and-channel built across a slope (on the contour) to intercept runoff water and reduce soil erosion. Terraces are usually built in a series parallel to one another, with each terrace collecting excess water from the area above. Terraces can be designed to channel excess water into grass waterways or direct it underground to drainage tile and a stable outlet.

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Terrasses

Ministère de l'Agriculture, l'Aquaculture et des Pêches, Nouveau Brunswick

Canada

 

Terrace

Minnesota, department of agriculture

USA

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