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Battle to save land after floods

Johnson, N. (1990) Battle to save land after floods. The Countryman, 15 February 1990. pp. 24-25 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Nicole Johnson.

A period of flooding near Esperance accelerated underlying geological issues, causing the formation of Coobidge and Neridup catchment groups. In response, the land owners in these areas formed committees to better lobby for government support of conservation efforts. The groups held workshops to survey the needs of the entire catchment; and plan for a cohesive landcare strategy moving forward.

This article contains four photographs: Coobidge Creek catchment group members at a workshop analysing soil profiles; saline groundwater seeping from granite; Neridup catchment creek observing a large area of salt scald and a channel of severe erosion along a fence line in an Esperance paddock.

This article also contains a diagram showing how excessive rainfall leads to salinity problems downslope.

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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: ©1990 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55538
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