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Huge water plan wanted at Gutha

Collis, B. (1978) Huge water plan wanted at Gutha. Farmer and Grazier, 6 April 1978. p. 12 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discussion about restructuring an entire district water catchment area covering 64,000 hectares.
A huge undertaking considering waterways having to be rerouted, bridges and drains under roads and railway lines possibly re-sited, even farm fences might have to be repositioned.
Farmers at Gutha, just north of Morawa, believe that unless they do it their future viability in the area is seriously threatened.
Two bad storms in February were particularly destructive with heavy rain rushed off the drought-hardened ground, washing away roads and fences and leaving behind gouged paddocks and flood low lying areas.
The flooding keeps increasing the size of a salt lake which has already spread over 1,600 hectares of once arable land on the two lowest properties.

This article contains one photograph of Preston Producer' manager Bill Jordan of Donnybrook; WA Co-operative Federation chairman Rob Sutherland of Pithara, and Morawa Co-operative chairman Stan Glassford.

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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/57994
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