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Salinity study starts

Zekulich, M. (1976) Salinity study starts. The West Australian, 20 December 1976. p. 30 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the clearing of about 450 hectares in the Wellington Dam catchment area near Collie, has begun for a research project claimed to be the only one of its kind attempted in Australia.
The project involves a fact-finding study of the salinity problems in the catchment area and could cost $1 million by the time it is completed.
Dr. Adrian Peck, senior principal research officer with the CSIRO and programme leader in the research project said, "If we are going to control the salinity problem by good management of forestry and farms we need to know exactly where the salt and water are, and how they move".
The project is a joint operation with the Public Works Department, the Forests Department and Agriculture Department.

This article contains two images, one of a bulldozer at work at the Wellington Dam site; one photograph of Dr. Adrian Peck inspecting a nutrition moisture meter.

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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
Publisher: Seven West Media
Copyright: ©1976 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58181
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