Dry Creek Beds
Dry River Bed
A dry river bed is defined as a low-lying gully or stream bed that remains dry nearly all year long. There are exceptions to this rule. When there are heavy rains or large amounts of runoff from higher altitudes, these river beds can become active. Anything from a few inches of water to a strong flowing stream can occur depending on how much water is feeding the river bed.
Home and business owners can choose to install a smaller version of one of these river beds even if they do not live in an area that experiences drought. These river beds can direct any runoff from heavy rain or precipitation to the correct location. This re-direction of runoff can make a large difference in preventing erosion and flooding of other nearby areas of their property. Installing a dry creek bed like this can sometimes solve big drainage problems for their property but also neighboring areas as well.
In addition to the possible solutions for water drainage problems, these man-made river beds can add beauty and interest to an otherwise plain-looking piece of property. With the large variety of attractive options available for creating one of these valuable assets, any home or business can benefit from the attractiveness and an increase in property value.
Most often installed for cosmetic benefits, some of the options available for creating a unique landscape with a dry river bed include a combination of some or any of the following:
Once installed, any property with a river bed can handle most, if not all, drought and rainy climates all year long. Property owners hoping to increase both the attractiveness and value of their land will never regret the decision to include this type of river bed as part of the landscape.