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Canals flush out salt strategy

Beard, J.S. (1999) Canals flush out salt strategy. The West Australian, 1 March 1999. p. 16 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by J.S. Beard.

Describes the natural mechanisms for soil desalinisation in the Western Australian Wheatbelt and the ways in which modern farming have disrupted the natural flow. Mr Beard argues for government action to install a canal system of drainage through the Wheatbelt to reduce soil degradation and prevent the water table from rising further, he also provides several points of subsurface water and river flow data to support his argument.

This article contains a photograph of Dale Cronin riding a horse across a salt-crusted paddock.

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

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1999 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55099
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