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Urgent action needed to save Condamine River Basin

Jauncey, P. (1981) Urgent action needed to save Condamine River Basin. The Queensland Graingrower, 18 November 1981. p. 32 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

The Upper Condamine catchment area is a unique system in that it is one of the few areas that has intensive irrigation development, interspersed with dry land farming over a large area with supplies being drawn from different sources. A new and rapidly developing source of supply for irrigation is the water harvesting concept. Water harvesting dams are the most rapidly expanding form of irrigation development at the present time. The water resources of the Upper Condamine catchment are over committed by tens of thousands of megalitres, the problem being compounded over the last two years by the failure of the Leslie dam. This situation has very serious implications as far as the economic of the area is concerned.

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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: ©1981 The Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56975
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