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Waterponds: the what, how, why and what’s involved in building one

Tuesday 21 April 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
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Online - at your computer

 

Join us for a webinar on 21 April 2020 at 12.30 PM AWST / 2.30 PM AEST

The purpose of waterponding is to slow water flow down and give it an opportunity to soak into the soil ─ plants can only utilise rainfall when it becomes available as soil moisture.

End result of water ponding

A successful waterponding project involves four steps:
1) planning,
2) surveying,
3) building, and
4) management post construction.

This webinar will focus on the third stage: Building waterponds with a road grader, but a video has been put together developed by the WA team on how it is done.

It costs approximately $225 to waterpond one hectare (includes construction and survey) and this investment can be easily lost if ponds are not built to specification. For example, building past the survey end results in an increased depth of water been ponded and often results in a breakage, draining the pond of water.

Conversely, ponds built to specification can have a lifespan of 20 years with little maintenance.

Register for this BeefConnect webinar and join the team from Western Australia when they discuss waterponding in more detail.

Click here to register now

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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