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Reforestation programme to continue

Trevenen, T. Reforestation programme to continue. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A project run by the Water Authority of Western Australia to cut down the salinity of Wellington Dam will continue despite proposals to build the Harris River dam as an alternative water supply for the Great South. John Loughton, superintendent engineer of catchment control for the Water Authority, said that the authority's reforestation programme would continue into the next decade to reduce Wellington Dam's salinity levels. The Wellington Dam's salinity problem was caused mainly by salt collected from the weir's catchment waterways. The number of trees per square hectare had changed because of different departmental policies updated each year, according to Doug Cherry, an assistant engineer with the authority in Collie. The Water Authority supplied funding and management for the programme and the Department of Conservation and Land Management had provided tree-planting expertise.

This article contains an image of Doug Cherry inspecting salt-infected land at Wellington Dam.

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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/58500
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