Assessing the suitability of existing small farm dams to prepare for, cope with, and recover from drought

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Research Question

This project uses spatial imagery and allows a farmer to ‘click’ on an existing dam on a map.  The tool being developed will automatically map the catchment above the dam and using 5 km climate grids, along with catchment runoff models, predict the frequency and volume of runoff at that dam.

Research Information & Objectives

Small farm dams are relied upon to provide stock and domestic water for many farms across Victoria. However our understanding of their capacity to provide adequate water during drought and climate change is being questioned.

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