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Ground water 'most logical'

Lane, B. (1978) Ground water 'most logical'. Farmer and Grazier, 6 April 1978. p. 12 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the view of leading hydrologist Eugene O'Driscoll that Western Australia was running out of suitable dam sites and would need to look to alternative future supplies.
Mr. O'Driscoll was speaking at the WA Co-operative Federation annual conference in Perth, saying that underground supplies were the most logical alternative at this stage.
Recently retired from the Mines Department as chief hydrogeologist, Mr. O'Driscoll said he was told by an engineer several years ago that only six good dam sites remained in the southern part of the state and already two had been dammed, with no suitable northern sites closer than the Fortescue river.
Mr. O'Driscoll said underground water potential in Western Australia was far greater than many thought.
The WA coastal plain basin extending from Geraldton to Augusta remained the largest source of potable water and would need to be developed and managed into the future.

This article contains one photograph of Eugene O'Driscoll speaking to the audience at the annual conference.

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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 Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57991
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