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Heavy rain gives severe test

(1953) Heavy rain gives severe test. The Pingelly-Brookton Express, 29 April 1953. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Contour banks feature explains of 238 points of rain fell in six hours on Mr. Harry Whittington's Brookton property, providing a severe test for the soil conservation work done last winter to control soil erosion around steep mallet hills.
A number of large capacity contour banks have been constructed around the hills with the object of intercepting and holding the run-off water.
Mr. J.E. Watson, Soil Conservation adviser in the Department of Agriculture, who worked with Mr. Whittington, has estimated the total capacity of the contour banks to be at 1,500,000 gallons.
When Mr. Whittington inspected the area, he noted all the tanks were full.

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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: ©1953 The Pingelly-Brookton Express
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58359
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