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Property of NA and DA Fraser, Quairading, Western Australia, Australia - 002

Property of NA and DA Fraser, Quairading, Western Australia, Australia - 002. [Photograph] [Special Collections]

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This site, with fairly steep country and numerous rocky outcrops, was an erosion problem more than a silt problem, which was contributing to a waterlogged valley floor. It has a mixture of shedding country and shallow throughflow aquifers. It was becoming progressively more difficult to work and was losing production. An interceptor system was designed by Crash Edwards and Brian Hill at a surveyors course held by Mac Forsyth in 1981. Steep eroded country is now worked on the contour. The banks have been surveyed on 3 metre vertical intervals. There are 15 kilometres of interceptor banks at $15,000 approximate cost. Some require attention for leaking spots. The Frasers claim increased production and ease of working since it was treated in 1981.

This image is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Date: 1987
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Notes: 1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 54 cm
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/50576
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