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Salt in the S-W wound

Schmitt, H. (1982) Salt in the S-W wound. The West Australian, 19 June 1982. pp. 7-8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Western Australia's salination problem is described by experts as a catastrophe. According to Public Works Department experts, the water and soil balance of huge tracts of farmland has been upset by widespread clearing of the perennial deep-rooting native vegetation and its replacement of shallow rooting annual crops and pasture plants. CSIRO research hydrologist, Adrian J. Peck said the case of the Blackwood River is the greatest environmental catastrophe in Western Australian history.

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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
Publisher: Seven West Media
Copyright: ©1982 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56658
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