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Salinity crisis 'spreading'

Nicholson, B. (1995) Salinity crisis 'spreading'. The West Australian, 26 April 1995. p. 5 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Brendan Nicholson.

Residents in the Avon Valley began noticing the effects of salinity beyond the borders of farmland with buildings, roads and water supplies damaged by salt. The presence of salt in the soil changes its chemical composition, rendering it less able to absorb water. Most towns in the Avon Valley are at risk because they were all built on valley floors.

This article contains two photographs by Greg Burke of Harry Whittington in salt-affected environments.

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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: ©1995 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
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