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Planning needed for Esperance water control

(1989) Planning needed for Esperance water control. Elders Weekly, 31 August 1989. p. 65 [Publication] [Special Collections]


An unusually wet season highlighted several critical failings in Esperance land management planning. The issues related to drainage, with insufficient permanent waterways and poorly constructed drainage channels. The region saw lots of overflow and flooding from drainage channels that were graded incorrectly and dug far too narrow.

Department of Agriculture officer in charge Allan Herbert was optimistic that with sensible planning, the region could reclaim most of the gullies. The most significant threat to future action was a lack of communication and cooperation between landowners, developing the region as an integrated catchment would require large scale coordination between many landowners, farmers and Department officers.

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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: ©1989 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56144
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