- Mar 20, 2009
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- Southeast Louisiana Zone 9A
It can be extremely significant and not just for houses. Put your chicken coop and run on higher ground. I hate to think of a pig pen where it stays wet. Put your outbuildings on higher ground. Think about drainage when positioning a garden, flower bed, or planting trees. It can make your life a lot easier.the small difference in elevation is signifigant.
Many years back in a different location we got about 16" of rain in about half a day. Over a day and a half the total as 24". 1" of elevation kept our house from flooding. We were one of two houses on the street that did not flood. I noticed how just a mall difference in elevation can make a big difference.