Welcome to July edition of Landcare Links.
There has been so much water flowing over the paddocks, down the gullies, in the creeks and rivers and overfilling the dams in the area where I live this July.
I took this photo last night of an ephemeral creek after a series of thunderstorms and rain bursts during the day. Of particular note was the colour of the water. There was obviously a large amount of soil washing downstream this small tributary.
Groundcover is the best prevention for losing soil during our rain events. The rule of thumb is 70% groundcover protects soil from water erosion, dependent on hillslope and rainfall intensity. If you are interested in how to increase your groundcover, please contact your local Landcare Network facilitator or the Goulburn Broken CMA to start you on the journey to develop this.