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Letter to the editor - Banks have cut salt

Richards, L. (1979) Letter to the editor - Banks have cut salt. The Countryman, 15 November 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letter to the editor by Lloyd Richards, Quairading.

Discusses the findings from a report by Professor Holmes of Adelaide University, who was invited by the Western Australian Government to report on the Whittington interceptor bank trial at Batalling Creek. Professor Holmes attributes the salinity problem to a rising water table or water coming up from the lower areas under pressure. Harry Whittington's theory is that the salt and waterlogging problem is caused by surface and subsurface movement of water with this being controlled and cured using interceptor drains to cut off the throughflow of water. WISALTS policy is to keep water where it falls on the farms and not letting it go to the ocean.

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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: ©1979 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57140
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