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long time reader first time poster i see you guys now a lot about site and earthwork im hoping you can help me out im new to the digging world so dont beat me up too hard i have major drainage issyes where my rainwater is quickly running down hill and washing away my excavation at my site making it difficult to keep a smooth consistent slope i heard from a guy near me that i need to train the water to run uphill but i cant find anything or any info on how to do this have any of you tried to do this before if so how long does it take and do i have the right equipment the hilside is 650ft long and has a constant slope that is approx 65ft lower on the other end then it goes up a slight slope about 10ft long approx 2ft higher than the lowest spot im using a bobcat and kubota kx41-3v excavator thanks for the help
 

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When doing detention basins or cuts where I will have water runoff coming down on my slopes, I will create slight diversion ditches. For example, I'll cut a small ditch in along the top of the slope of a detention basin and then I'll run it all the way to the corner of the basin and then I'll curve it in and I'll rip rap the corner down to the bottom to prevent any erosion.
 

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More info is needed, is this slope covered or bare dirt, etc.

Does this site work have a NPDES permit, it sounds like it is large enough to require one.
 

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.....i heard from a guy near me that i need to train the water to run uphill but i cant find anything or any info on how to do this...do i have the right equipment?
You need a low ground pressure embankment grade inverter with a 5-way blade and gps traveler to do the grading you're describing. Use a high volume hydraulic driven sod blower to get it stabilized quickly. Your local Cat dealer can probably rent both to you.
 

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You need a low ground pressure embankment grade inverter with a 5-way blade and gps traveler to do the grading you're describing. Use a high volume hydraulic driven sod blower to get it stabilized quickly. Your local Cat dealer can probably rent both to you.
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li heard from a guy near me that i need to train the water to run uphill but i cant find anything or any info on how to do this have any of you tried to do this before if so how long does it take and do i have the right equipment

I've met a few Engineers that think they know how to do this.
 
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