Plug and Spread
Written by Bill Zeedyk
Plug and Spread treatments are among many that can return seasonal runoff to meadows, rangelands and other landforms that have been drained by human activities. They are used to restore dispersed surface flow to gullied surfaces and also to increase infiltration and thus recharge shallow groundwater resources. Plug and Spread treatments are best suited for arid and semi-arid lands, where restoring dispersed flow, soil health and vegetation is increasingly important as flood events associated with climate change become more intense.