The Grit - WINTER 2022 - Page 5

Diversion banks halt gully erosion at Dartmoor
Cattle used as a tool to remediate gullies
Monitoring updates remediation site progress
Landholders don gumboots to get samples
Boots on the ground

THE grit

Diversion banks halt gully erosion at Dartmoor

Diversion banks constructed above the head of a gully has halted the progress of the gully head . Water is now being held in the landscape by the banks , instead of running into the gully system , improving water infiltration .

Cattle used as a tool to remediate gullies

five-year project that took

A an unconventional approach to gully management — using livestock for gully remediation — has wrapped up in the BBB . A two-day field day held in May provided an opportunity for project participants to discuss results .

Monitoring updates remediation site progress

Monitoring project activities helps keep track of milestones and chart progress towards predefined project outcomes . It also determines which techniques succeed , which ones are cost effective , and allows successful projects to be replicated .

Landholders don gumboots to get samples

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his year ’ s wet season provided limited sampling opportunities for the landholders who make up the LDC Community Water Quality Monitoring Group .
Grit Issue 26 , Winter , 2022 , June | P5