Instructions for Using Farm Water Calculator
Locate your property OR use the default property - either type in your property address and select 'Locate' or just select 'Locate' to use the example farm. You can adjust the property boundary then select 'Confirm'. This will bring up the rainfall data screen.
Select the rainfall data for your region, or add in your own data. Select 'Confirm'. 'Water sources' will now be highlighted on the left hand end of top bar .
Select the property 'Water Sources' by clicking and dragging an icon (eg. dam) one at a time on to the farm. Fill in the data screen that appears each time, then click and drag the next water source. You may drag more than one dam, bore etc on to the farm. Once you have all the water sources filled in, look for the 'Water Uses' icon on the top bar.
Select the property 'Water Uses' by clicking and dragging an icon one at a time on to the farm. Fill in the data screen as it appears. Once you have added all the water uses, look for the 'Water Balance' icon on the top bar.
Select the 'Water Balance' icon to see whether you have a surplus or deficit of water. The table that appears will summarises your storage, yield and usage, and the graph at the bottom illustrates the balance.
For more information on your farm water balance or other farm water planning or management options, go back to Farm Water Solutions or contact us via the feedback sheet.