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Dairy men face water crisis

Trott, P. (1977) Dairy men face water crisis. The West Australian, 3 March 1977. p. 1 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the Stirling Dam, the main water store for the Harvey irrigation area with its red banks rising above the dwindling water level.
The dam contains only one seventh of its capacity.
About 10 farmers have already used all of their water allocation for the summer and will now only get enough water for their stock.
The Minister for Public Works, Mr. O'Neil warned that because of the critical situation, none of the farms in the Harvey irrigation area could be supplied with more than their basic allocation.
Each year the allocations of water for each holding are calculated as a quantity per hectare based on the total amount of water held in storage.

This article contains one photograph of a view of the exposed bed of the Stirling Dam.

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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: ©1977 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57982
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