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Creating a healthy farm dam

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As part of the Cross Property Planning project, we have run a number of workshops on how to create a healthy farm dam. By improving the water quality in your dam, there are lots of flow-on benefits for both production and conservation - you can improve stock health, spend less on drenches, increase productivity, provide essential habitat for aquatic life, and contribute to a healthy landscape!

In the attached report, Alison Elvin (from 'Natural Capital') outlines some cost-effective strategies that can be used to obtain maximum water quality and biodiversity from farm dams, creeks and wetlands, in every season. She describes the recommended dam design and structure, and talks about the different ways in which you can easily convert an existing dam to a biodiverse, wildlife-friendly, healthy farm dam.

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