By Dianne Elliotte
Senior Environmental Technical Officer
Soil moisture and temperature monitoring began in 2002 with two sites in Northern Southland as part of a groundwater recharge investigation project. We now have 18 sites throughout the province.
The ES network expanded in 2006, providing a tool for farmers to guide them with the management of farm dairy effluent. In addition to effluent irrigation, the soil moisture data is used in a range of other projects including catchment runoff and flood warning modelling, providing...