Easy guide 024: Water meadows
Summarised from the Farm Direct website
Year of Publication2003
Water meadows are an ancient system of encouraging the growth of grass before the growing season to provide stock with early grazing. They form a particular feature of chalk rivers but are found elsewhere. Water meadows are not normally flooded but the process of 'floating' was used aimed to keep a trickle of water flowing through the roots of the spring growth, just enough to warm them and protect from frosts.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Rivers & lakes
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Water resource management
Additional keywords/tagswater meadows
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