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Wild dog fence goes online to help rebuild

Virtual imagery following 2150 kilometres of the famous dog fence across northern South Australia is being used to pinpoint key sites to begin rebuilding the ageing structure.

A new online tool uses 1,781 photographs of the century-old fence built to protect the state’s $1.6 billion sheep industry from wild dogs travelling from northern Australia.

Dog Fence Rebuild manager Lindell Andrews has been scrutinising the results to pinpoint damage to the fence and find the most challenging outback terrain such as creek bed openings or limestone and sand drifts.

Voting for the Regional Showcase has officially closed. The winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced on 20 November.

Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020