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Drainage expert's plan to take salt water to sea

(1982) Drainage expert's plan to take salt water to sea. The Guardian, 24 December 1982. p. 22 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A proposal by Jack Edey to tap the salt basin under a large part of the Murray River and transfer the saline water to the sea by way of a channel. Mr Edey proposes that tube wells installed at 20 kilometre intervals with saline water pumped to the surface by highly efficient wind mills, allowing the water to be delivered to the sea through concrete, polythene lined channels.

This article includes an image of Jack Edey; a map showing the main salt basin of the Murray River; and an advertisement for the Halt the Salt project.

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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: ©1982 The Guardian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56799
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