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After being repaired, this picture shows the same water gap fencing after a storm. Notice that the fence has released from the Water Gap Saver, allowing debris to pass underneath

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In most cases, fencing interrupts the natural flow of water during rain storms with debris backing up on water gap fencing. When this happens,  the water  disperses to other places, thus disrupting the landscape and natural wildlife habitat. With water diversion, fish find themselves landlocked, with their lives in jeopardy.

Burrowing owls, kit fox, and kangaroo rats are just a few that lose their homes to water backing up and flooding.

  When debris builds to a point that the fencing is broken- down, the water surges through eroding the soil away from it's  natural banks. Soil carried off in the water can lead to sedimentation of rivers, lakes and coastal areas. The Water Gap Saver releases the fencing from it's anchor point, rising above the debris and allowing water and debris to pass underneath the fencing, thus maintaining its natural movement.

Farmers and ranchers keenly understand that the same land that provides open space for raising cattle and crops, also offers a home and ecosystem for many types of plants and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. The Water Gap Saver is a valuable aid and ally in preserving our natural environment for generations to come.

Repairing the water gap fencing was laborious, costly and time consuming, but so worth it! With a width of over 150', and 6 Water Gap Savers, it took 5 hours to  repair.

This water gap fencing was laborious, time consuming and costly, but so worth it! With an expanse of nearly 150', this water gap took 6 Water Gap Savers to repair!

ENVIRONMENTAL

After the 4th major storm, you can see that the Water Gap Saver has protected this fence as it is designed to do. Even with a big branch entangled in the wire, the fence remains, and all other debris has continued down stream.

​Obviously, this water gap has overflowed it's banks. Damage to wildlife habitat, soil erosion, water diversion and damage to the water gap fencing are evident.