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Pollution : cause of widespread concern

(1981) Pollution : cause of widespread concern. The Farmers Weekly, 3 December 1981. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Dairy farmers in the Harvey area may be affected if the State Government imposes strip boundaries in the irrigated areas. Dr. E.P. Hodgkin, co-coordinator of a research study into pollution problems in the Harvey area, arising from multi-purpose use, said that a number of alternatives were being examined to overcome pollution problems. Pollution of the inlet waters believed to be high phosphorous levels in water washed into the inlet, has caused dense algae blooms which have destroyed marine life and affected the tourist trade because of the stench. Alternatives to be considered include strips of natural vegetation of about ten metres wide along irrigation ditches or drainage channels, a change of fertilise use, diversion of water away from the inlet and introduction of phosphorous loving plants which could soak up the nutrients.

This article includes a drawn map of the area.

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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 Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56977
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