Water Gaps: What are they & Why are they important?

Water Gaps keep animals on your ranch and act as a floodgate, allowing water and debris to continue flowing. If you have cattle or horses, you can allow up to 2 feet above the waterline. If you have smaller animals like goats and sheep, you will want a more secure space between the water and the fence’s bottom.

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More importantly: Water gaps are highways for all sorts of things on a ranch: water, fish, and …cows!? Let’s hope not. : The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, and your cows know it!

Now that the spring rainy/flash flood season is here, they may be eagerly anticipating the opportunity to stroll downstream, or upstream of your ranch once your water gaps have been washed out. 

Right now is a great time to rid the creek banks, ravines, and washes of any upstream debris that might make the repair or replacement of your water gaps more difficult. 

 

Watch the video here to learn more about water gaps.

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