Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1891–1906, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1891-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1891–1906, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1891-2020
Research article
16 Apr 2020
Research article | 16 Apr 2020

Investigating the environmental response to water harvesting structures: a field study in Tanzania

Jessica A. Eisma and Venkatesh M. Merwade

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Sand dams capture and store water for use during the dry season in rural communities. A year long field study of three sand dams in Tanzania showed that sand dams are not a suitable habitat for aquatic insects. They capture plenty of water, but most is evaporated during the first few months of the dry season. Sand dams positively impact vegetation and minimally impact erosion. Community water security can be increased by sand dams, but site characteristics and construction are important factors.