La Barbaria Ranch
La Barbaria is a 400 acre historical ranch. The buildings onsite are from the early 1800′s. The property is located in Arroyo Hondo near Santa Fe, NM. The 100-year storm events concentrate rainfall from the 3.2 square mile water shed at the ranch where two small ponds had collected the storm debris and sediment.
Both ponds were excavated to remove sediment, and replanted with native vegetation and ornamentals (water lilies). The water control structures, which had been destroyed in a 1988 flood event, were redesigned and rebuilt to handle a 1000 cfs storm.