Cubbie Station is a privately held irrigation project along the Culgoa River in southern Queensland, Australia.
Once grazing land, the area was converted to cotton production in the 1980s, and water storage dams were built during rapid expansion in the 1990s. The project covers about 240,000 acres of the floodplain.
These Landsat images show the area in 1987 and in 2013, where it is easy to see the water containments.
Landsat images give unbiased views of natural or manmade changes made to the Earth’s surface and can inform decisions about natural resource management.