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Now it's salt, sand and sore eyes

(1979) Now it's salt, sand and sore eyes. the Sunday Times, 25 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses Western Australia has always been a country of sun, sand and sore eyes to which the Department of Agriculture now adds, salt.
The department, through an almost continuous study, has found WA soils store enormous quantities of salt.
It has been claimed that one of the state's key dams. the Wellington, which serves a huge area in the south, is twice as saline as dams close to Perth.
The salt problems have developed since clearing for agriculture, with the stored salt in the landscape moving when trees were cleared.
The department has pointed out that since the early 1960's, it has been introducing salt tolerant perennial plants for areas considered too saline for other use.

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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 Sunday Times
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57510
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