Coorong District Council response measures to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis, and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

Residents who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement. Information is available on our Financial Hardship page.

For more information please click here.

Update - 25 May 2020

The SA Government have released their Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions.

Most Coorong District Council services have now resumed:

  • All playgrounds, parks (incl. dog parks and gardens) have been re-opened to the public.
  • All community toilets have been re-opened.
  • All halls can now open and community groups will be able to book facilities (groups are encouraged to contact Council to work through arrangements).
  • The Coonalpyn Caravan Park and Narrung Campground are now open to the public (including public toilet facilities).
  • Sporting facilities can open in accordance with the new measures in place.
  • Public library services:
    • Tailem Bend, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Coomandook Community Libraries are still closed to the public, however all are offering a 'phone and collect service'.
    • Meningie Community Library will be opening to the public from 3:45pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 1pm on Saturdays.
  • Tailem Rail Museum, Coorong Gallery and the Meningie Information Hub will be assessed in preparation for Council's executive team to make a decision on re-opening from 8 June 2020.

All Council facilities are receiving regular cleaning to ensure facilities are up to standard – however if you come across anything that requires attention please contact Council on 1300 785 277 so that we can attend to it.

Signs will be in place to remind users of their obligations to social distance. Everyone can play their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, using hand sanitiser and wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.

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Water Harvesting and Lined Catchments

Water Harvesting and Lined Catchments

Please find below our new fact sheet on water harvesting and lined catchments.

This fact sheet covers the basic considerations and steps involved in constructing a lined catchment. Maintaining a reliable and sustainable farm water supply is a major concern for livestock producers today. A lined catchment is a poly lined catchment area that runs into a poly lined dam. A lined catchment will capture water in any rainfall or dew event, where as an earthen dam needs the soil profile to be fully wetted up for water to run off the catchment and into the dam.

Click on the link below to access this fact sheet.

Water Harvesting and Lined Catchment Fact Sheet

Water Harvesting and Lined Catchment Fact Sheet

Field Lined Catchment Case Studyt

Lined Water Catchments - Drone Footage

Please find below Drone footage of two lined water catchments that have been built in the Coorong area.

Click on the link or image below and it will take you to the You Tube video.

Lined Water Catchments - Drone footage

Lined Water Catchments Drone Footage

This link takes you to four You Tube case study videos about building sheeted water catchments on the Eyre Peninsula.

CASE STUDIES: Sheeted water catchments on the Eyre Peninsula

These practical case studies provide information on; - site preparation, - project costs, - materials used, - and the motivation to implement these projects. These practical videos are well worth watching, and provide project information that is readily transferable to our region.

Sheeted water catchments on the Eyre Peninsula

Water Security Technology Tours - Coomandook 6th March, Policemans Point 13th March 2020

The Water Security Technology Tours were an opportunity to promote the outcomes of the Coorong Water Security Innovations Applied, Coorong Lined Catchments, and the Livestock Water Security & Weather Station Technology Tour Projects.

Technical experts who developed key technologies as part of these projects gave in paddock demonstrations and presentations on;

- Water Shut Off / Leak Detection Units

- Flow Meter / Leak Detection Units

- Drone mounted Leak Finding Themal Imaging

- Automated Shandying / Water Blending

- Tank Level Sensors

- On Farm Weather Stations

- and at Policemans Point Lined Catchments and Water Harvesting

Please click here to access the full Tour Booklet from the Policemans Point Water Security Tour.

Water Security Tours March 2020 Flyer

Photos from the Coomandook Tour

Coomandook Water Security Tour

Automated Shandying Water Blending 8

Photos from the Policemans Point Tour

Policemans Point Security Tour 9 Policemans Point Security Tour 10

Policemans Point Security Tour 11

CASE STUDY: Mark & Andrea Hannemann - Cleve Hills, Eyre Peninsula

Commodities: wheat, barley, canola, peas, vetch & fat lambs.

Farming area: 1700 hectares. Annual rainfall: 400 –425mm.

‘Historically we relied on 40 dams on the property as we have no mains water connection. During the drought we were carting water from the local standpipe in Cleve (30km round trip).

We have now developed a water harvesting scheme which will hopefully satisfy our farm water needs. We selected a site which is the highest point on our farm & had some major earthworks done to prepare the 80 x 40m catchment area. The catchment area gravitates to a 3m deep holding dam with is 30 x 30m.

Both catchment and dam are lined with 1mm high density polyethylene plastic. The dam is covered with an evaporative cover, which minimises evaporation by 100%. The dam is 98% efficient at catching water. For every mm of rain, we collect 1L of water/square metre. Even with heavy dew, we collect water. On our average 400mm rainfall/year, we should collect 1.6 million litres of water, which is enough to run our property for a year.’

Water Harvesting Securing our Water Supply - M & A Hannemann

Water Harvesting Scheme Notes

Mark and Andrea Hannemann

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