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W.A. Ord project repairs ravages of winds and rain

(1968) W.A. Ord project repairs ravages of winds and rain. Massey-Ferguson Review, September 1968. p. 2 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the Ord River Irrigation Project and its potential siltation threat to the proposed main dam.
Based on information prepared for the WA Journal of Agriculture by the Department's north-west adviser, Mr. K. Fitzgerald, this article describes the enormity of the project and illustrates some of the methods being used to rejuvenate the land.
The country is now mostly devoid of trees except along the lines of the streams where continuous, uncontrolled grazing under marginal rainfall conditions has been the underlying cause with fire and drought also contributing.
The article explains various techniques for cultivation and controls implemented for long term regeneration.

This article includes seven photographs, one image of a deeper gully in the Ord River catchment area; one image of unknown steadying a disc plough; one image of two unknown installing a fence; one aerial view of the silting problem; one image of a tractor driven by an unknown driver, behind a Land Rover with an unknown driver towing a furrow marker; one image of unknown inspecting a cultivated paddock; one image of an area that has been regenerated.

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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: ©1968 Massey-Ferguson Review
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58257
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