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Our water supply getting worse: P.W.D. records

(1979) Our water supply getting worse: P.W.D. records. The Pingelly-Brookton Leader, 18 July 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A newly released report from the Department of Public Works states the most critical aspect of the Collie River salinity problem is the anticipated future deteriorating quality of water in the Great Southern Towns Water Supply. Minister Graeme MacKinnon released the report, saying it gives details of the Wellington Dam salinity problem, action taken in the past and a planned programme for reforestation. A potential dam site at Burekup, about 8 kilometres downstream from the Wellington Dam has been identified to possibly increase the yield from the Collie river to an estimated 154 million cubic metres of water per year. The Public Works Department in conjunction with Harry Whittington of Brookton is also undertaking an interceptor drain trial at Batalling Creek on the Wellington Dam catchment.

This article contains an illustration of a location plan.

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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 Pingelly-Brookton Leader
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57188
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