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Battling salinity by bank system

Trevenden, T. Battling salinity by bank system. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Salinity control feature article explains former president of WISALTS, Mr. Lex Hardie acknowledged that while some of his own level banks were adding water to the throughflow, the overall water control system he introduced onto his farm was the best possible concept to alleviate his salt problem.
Mr. Hardie said he used the best means of water control with contemporary technology and know-how, according to the conditions which prevail on his property.
Mr. Hardie continues, noting that level interceptor banks and grade interceptor banks have been chiselled into the hills to help "dry out" some of the black oozing salt sores on the lowlands.
The infrastructure for long-term rehabilitation had been put into place, and the benefits were evident during normal winter seasons where the soil became saturated and the banks picked up a lot of sub-soil water
Mr. Hardie said he believed the salinity problem is not caused by the upward movement of deep groundwater but by the down-slope movement of water in the throughflow and above the hardpan.

This article contains four photographs, one image of Lex Hardie crouching next to a bank; one image of Lex Hardie standing on a sloping dam wall; one image of Lex Hardie crouching at the waters edge of a dam; and one image of Lex Hardie standing holding a board with a detailed poster attached.

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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
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58225
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