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Agricultural

19 April, 2021

New tool to fight drought effects


Local farmers and dam owners have another tool to their belt to help combat the devastating effects of drought.

Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the EvapAdvisor website would help farmers reduce water losses to evaporation.

 “EvapAdvisor is a free tool that gives farmers access to the latest rainfall and evaporation data from the Bureau of Meteorology to help determine if water storage covers makes economic sense,” he said.  

Although numerous evaporation reduction methods exist, adoption in Queensland is relatively
low.

At least half of the State’s stored water is held in dams small enough to benefit from shade covers, floating covers or, potentially, chemical applications.

For information go to https://evapadvisor.com/


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