Broadacre Erosion Control

Broad-based banks are used on farming country to intercept runoff that is flowing down paddocks to prevent significant soil movement before it starts. Their low profile allows the entire bank to be farmed, and does not restrict access around the paddock. The banks are slightly graded to carry the flow to a stable outlet. This is either a natural watercourse or a constructed, grassed waterway.

Project Summary


For more information please contact your local Soil Conservation Service representative, or email

Page last updated/reviewed: 31 Mar 2014