Erosion Gully Shaping

Water flowing in a concentrated area that is not sufficiently protected by permanent grass cover results in the formation of gullies. Diverting the concentrated flow away from the gully line and then filling the old gully brings back unproductive areas, and improves efficiency of farming operations.The sides of a gully can be shaped where it is too deep for filling to be practical, or if the gully still needs to carry water. By flattening the gully sides, slumping is prevented and vegetation will begin to establish on the reshaped areas, resulting in a stable watercourse.


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Page last updated/reviewed: 04 Sep 2015