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Well history is wanted

(1976) Well history is wanted. the Countryman, 2 December 1976. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the history of the Doraking Well, located on Mr. Dan Keast's property near Quairading.
The well, which is thought to have been dug early this century, is said to be about 25 metres deep.
It is conical in shape and lined with carefully placed stones to the bottom.
Department of Agriculture soils research officer, Mr. Clive Malcolm said that information on the level and salinity of of water in the well, 30 to 80 years ago could provide valuable clues to the development of salinity in the wheatbelt.
The Doraking Well provided clear evidence of saline groundwater beneath the valley floor rising under pressure through the sub-soil, Mr. Malcolm said.

This article contains one image of unknown field day visitors and Mr. Clive Malcolm, on the right.

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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 Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58190
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