- Booklet: Securing water for a rainfed dairy farm (PDF - 2.5 MB)
- Water use in the dairy shed
- Trading Water Licences for groundwater and unregulated surface water in Southern Victoria
Managing farm water supply. Water is an essential requirement for running a livestock business and has a significant impact upon stock welfare, farm productivity and business profitability.
For printed copies of this and the Managing Farm Water Supply booklet mentioned above, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
- Finding a Dam Site
- A Gully Dam or a Hillside Dam
- Soil Materials for Farm Dam Construction
- Trickle Flow Pipes for Farm Dams
- Drought Reserve Dams
- Farm Dam Management
- How to Avoid Dam Construction Failures
- How to Maintain Your Farm Dam
- Organic pollution in farm dams: prevention and treatment
- Minimising algal growth in farm dams
- How Much Water is in My Dam?
- How much water do I need?
- How Long Will My Dam Water Last?
Azolla growth in farm dams
The presence of azolla is evident in many farm dams across Victoria. Azolla is a native aquatic plant found in still or slow-moving water bodies. Azolla appears green or red depending on exposure to the sun. In shaded conditions the leaves are usually green, whilst in direct sunlight they become reddish.
Information about azolla growth in farm dams, including how it grows, what you should do if it becomes a problem for you and how to prevent its growth.