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Salty water threatens south-west weir

(1976) Salty water threatens south-west weir. The Pingelly-Brookton Leader, 17 November 1976. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article explains the biggest and most impressive of the South-West irrigation dams is threatened with a future as a big white elephant.
The Wellington Weir has shown signs of becoming too salty for pastures and one day may be too salty for anything except water-skiing.
The problem has arisen as some of the forest has been cleared for farming and the soil balance has been disturbed.
This article notes that it has been reprinted from "Forest Breeze", the official newsletter of "Save Our South-West Campaign".

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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: ©1976 The Pingelly-Brookton Leader
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58185
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