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Land drainage

Drew, G. (2008) Land drainage. Farm Weekly, 15 May 2008. [Publication] [Special Collections]


WISALTS field officer from Gingin, Gavin Drew shares his observations on drains and drainage.
Mr. Drew notes that while the Agriculture Department is not always right, the department did say that drains do not overcome salinity.
Western Australia is struggling for drinking water even in the wet South West.
One published article advocates draining salt water out of the Wheatbelt into the sea.
Drains are a temporary method to relieve a localised area, in Mr. Drew's opinion.
Draining water also carries fertilisers and heavy metals, which according to Professor Julian Cribb, interferes with downstream biodiversity and ultimately our seafoods in both quality and quantity.
Mr. Drew encourages research into what happens to our fresh water that finishes up salty in creeks, rivers and lakes.

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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 Farm Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58561
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