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Dieback disaster area may help our water problems

(1976) Dieback disaster area may help our water problems. The West Australian, 1 July 1976. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Two-page article discusses the dieback disease which is turning the western margin of the Darling Scarp into an ecological disaster area having produced one of the great ironies of Australian land management - it may increase Western Australia's limited water resources.
Dieback has caused greater changes in the environment such as where the jarrah has died there has been an increase in the run-off into the streams.
Research during the past few years has shown that a total management programme for the northern jarrah forests will give worthwhile results.
The chief of the Forests Department's research division, Dr. Eric Hopkins said, "The loss of vegetation caused by dieback has increased the water yield on the scarp's western margin so that commercial timber has become a less important activity".

This article contains one view of Mr. Eugene Herbert, a research officer with the Forests Department, checking the water running through a V-notch weir.

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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/58183
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