Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Graded banks

Graded banks

Graded banks have a similar role to pasture furrows. However, they form larger channels across a slope, are more widely spaced and carry more water during rainstorms. Their advantage is that they are less of a nuisance for farm work, although in permanent pasture this is not a major issue. This graded bank in Northland leads run-off water into a forested waterway.

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Reference: AANR 6329 41 K9,346

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Mechanical control of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19815/graded-banks (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008