Water project

Australia, 1956

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Describes methods for irrigation of lands which receive an irregular rainfall. At the Sydney University Animal Husbandry Farm experiments were carried out on dry pastures and it was found that irrigation dams, supplied by run-off from the farm, made available a plentiful year-round supply of water. Portable sprinkler systems were used to distribute the dam water. Another irrigation system is the Keyline System, the main feature of which is the off-contour ribbing of land so that water is collected where it falls and used when required. Dams along the ribs provide storage for excess water.

Credits

producer

Frank Land

production company

Australian Wool Corporation

Duration

00:12:49:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30250

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Dams

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Irrigation - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sprinkler irrigation

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water in agriculture

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Dams

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Irrigation - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Irrigation water

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Sprinkler irrigation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-supply - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Watershed management

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Dams

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Inland water transportation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-supply - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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