This report provides information on a method to estimate the volume of water in a farm dam and to determine how long this water will last. During periods of low rainfall, dams with farmland catchments receive limited run-off. Alternative water sources or management strategies need to be considered before the water runs out. The methods provided in this report are intended to provide to the landholder an indication of water supply over short periods only (i.e. in the order of 4-20 weeks).
Surface drainage, Western Australia, Livestock, Farmland, Water use, Dams, Water supply, Runoff, Water requirements, Evaporation
Farmer, D, and Coles, N. (2003), Assessing storage reliability of farm dams. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 245.
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