De volgende passage maakt het plaatje compleet: uit The Dutch in the Caribbean and in the Guianas 1680-1791, door C.Ch.Goslinga, p. 315:
If the productivity of part of the estate the particular part under cultivation started decreasing, this section was dyked in and cultivation was begun in another section. The dyked-in part filled up with water during the rainy season and was left for several seasons. It would then soon become grown with bush. After a few years this inundated section, brought under kapoeweri as this process was called was drained and brought into cultivation again.