Keeping it clean — creating healthy farm dams

The typical farm dam usually provides stock water of variable quality and adds few extra benefits to the farm environment and business. But Pamela Lawson investigates some simple, relatively cheap strategies to noticeably improve water quality and the biodiversity of farm dams.

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With careful management, some lateral thinking, and a little patience, it is possible to turn a typically muddy, lifeless farm dam into a vibrant, bio-diverse, sustainable wetland.

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