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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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