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Divining excess water intervention

Matthews, K. (2008) Divining excess water intervention. The Countryman, 2 October 2008. p. 22 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Gingin farmer Ian Collard is turning an underground flooding problem that wreaked havoc on the soil into productive farmland using the Whittington Interceptor Bank System and sub-surface water management system. Gavin Drew, WISALTS senior consultant, said "Once you get the water back, the soil structure will change and you will see an increase in production, which uses more water so there is less run-off". Using a divining rod, Mr Drew looked at the field barriers and the contours of the land, designing a 600-metre interceptor bank along the western boundary to control the sub-surface water movement and deliver the surplus to a safe point.

This article contains three images: a group helping to lay plastic to seal the interceptor bank; a group attendees watching an excavator backfill the interceptor bank; and a person standing near the completed bank.

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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: ©2008 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58541
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