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Causes and cures of salinity

Messenger, L.J. (1978) Causes and cures of salinity. The West Australian, 24 July 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A response from L.J. Messenger of Brookton to Mr. F. Egerton Lefroy in Letters, July 6, needing to be supported in his comments on salinity in our decreasing water supplies.
Mr. Lefroy and others have grasped and understood the causes and cures, as proved by Mr. Harry Whittington of Brookton.
Mr. Whittington's work should be compared with the dismal track record of the soil conservation services's cosmetic approach since the Act of Parliament came into operation in July 1946.
The irony of it all is the Department of Agriculture's soil conservation service is advocating roaded catchments for dam on farmer's properties to collect the rainfall before it has a chance to soak into the ground or evaporate.
The seepage interceptors installed by Mr. Whittington can do the same job of water harvesting for much less cost, which would allow farming to be carried out and without the Act enforced to stop further clearing.

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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: ©1978 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57438
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