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Results of Brookton man's U.G.S. water scheme interceptor

(1979) Results of Brookton man's U.G.S. water scheme interceptor. The Pingelly-Brookton Leader, 4 July 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A lengthy Public Works Department report has been released in relation to a trial of the Whittington interceptor system of salinity control being run with the co-operation of Harry Whittington. The trial is being run to investigate the effects of the interceptor bank system on the quality of water discharging from the small catchment of Batalling Creek, a tributary on the Collie River in the Wellington Dam catchment area. Solutions to the long term discharge of salts down the surface stream system will need to concentrate on controlling discharge from deep groundwater, the major source of the salts causing stream salinity problems. The trial has only been running for a year and the report stresses that observations will need to be made over a longer period of time before any fully reliable conclusions can be reached.

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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/57361
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