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Causes of water salinity

Howie, R. (1977) Causes of water salinity. The West Australian, 29 March 1977. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letters feature from R. Howie of Dianella stating that farmers at Brunswick have blamed the Government for increasing salt problems in the irrigation area.
R. Howie says when the Wellington weir was being built, his father asked an official what steps were being taken to prevent salinity, and was advised that the experts had studied the problem and there was no cause for concern.
R. Howie says that on the family Collie farm there were two gullies, one of which yielded salt water before clearing began, and the other gave fresh water which increased in volume with clearing, but did not deteriorate in quality.
Clearing of land is often assumed to be the main cause of salinity, but it is only one of several factors, R. Howie said.

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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/57998
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