Landscapes - Winter 2017 - LPplus28

ESSEX COUNT Y IN SPRING

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History of agricultural drainage in Essex County

Increased stream volume due
to forest loss.

LINE 1: FRONTIER

Ridge and furrow drainage was
common prior to the 1850s.
LINE 2: SUBSISTENCE

LINE 1: FRONTIER
ESSEX WAS THE FIRST COUNTY TO
BE COLONIZED IN ONTARIO (1747).
FOREST WETLANDS COVERED MOST
OF ESSEX, ALLOWING FOR AN EARLY
ECONOMY OF FUR TRADING AND
THE EXPORT OF TIMBER.
LINE 2: SUBSISTENCE
UNDER BRITISH CONTROL ESSEX
WAS SURVEYED AND THE LAND
GRADUALLY SETTLED. THE
DEFORESTATION INCREASED
SURFACE RUN-OFF AND EROSION.

MAKING LANDS WET ON
A BROAD SCALE
Wet Lands suggests that to counter
the effects of centuries long drainage
practices for agricultural land use, we
must make lands wet again. Spring rainfall
events are the most critical time to
prevent agricultural runoff from entering
waterbodies. This can be accomplished
by holding water on farmlands and
within drainage infrastructure. A series
of bermed fields would be used during
the wet season by pumping nutrientrich spring runoff from the municipal
drains - preventing the immediate entry
of nutrient rich water into Lake Erie. This
method allows nutrients to bond with soil
particles over a period of one to three
months, enriching the soil and cleaning
the water: a mutually beneficial endeavor
for farmers and Lake Erie.
Parametric design offers a dynamic
way of spatially modelling scenarios

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Rubble-filled sub-drainage
trenches were made using
found materials.

and calculating outcomes to adjust for
potential effects and varying numbers
of farmers adopting the suggested
practices. To develop the model,
geographic information systems (GIS)
datasets of property lines, municipal
drains, soil type, and land cover were
exported from ArcGIS into the 3D
modelling software Rhino to work with
using the parametric modelling plug-in
Grasshopper, a visual coding software
developed for users who are unfamiliar
with code.
MAPPING IDEAL SITES
To identify properties adjacent to a
municipal drain for strategic inundation,
a basic Grasshopper script was created
to select all closed curves of the property
lines containing part of a municipal
drain within its boundary. The search
was narrowed by eliminating properties
with small footprints or sandy soil, and
highlighting properties which already



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
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