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'Deep drainage of the saline groundwater should be a feasible method of reducing stream salinity'

Barrow, G.J. (1979) 'Deep drainage of the saline groundwater should be a feasible method of reducing stream salinity'. Western Farmer and Grazier, 30 August 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

G.J. Barrow, consulting agricultural engineer of Albany, shares his views on the Department of Agriculture and the Public Works Department's progress report on the trial at Batalling Creek.
Department of Agriculture representative, Mr. Joe Burdass has criticised interceptor banks on the grounds that the shifting of salt is caused by deep groundwater movement. Mr. Burdass uses the example of dams in valleys becoming saline to support his views.
G.J. Barrow added that dams are constructed with the aim of being watertight with the floor of the dam sealed so that water cannot move up or down and said that if the Public Works Department figures are accurate, deep drainage of the saline groundwater should be a feasible method of reducing stream salinity.
G.J. Barrow suggests that the saline water could be piped around Wellington Dam or evaporated in tanks, with the salt removed by trucks.

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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 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57259
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