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Land drainage

Woodcock, D. (2008) Land drainage. Farm Weekly, 19 June 2008. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Don Woodcock, Project co-ordinator, WA Channel Management Group, Quairading adds his opinion to an article from WISALTS field officer, Gavin Drew.
Mr. Woodcock says that Mr. Drew made some interesting points regarding salinity and deep drainage in the Wheatbelt but was misleading in saying that rain water is fresh, that it doesn't contain salts.
Rain water consists of evaporated sea water and sea spray from the ocean, Mr. Woodcock stated.
Mr. Woodcock discusses concentrations of salt through evaporation, comparing annual quantities of rainfall per hectare to amount of salt accumulation.
Mr. Woodcock adds that the hydrological balance of the landscape has been disturbed due to clearing and deep drainage is one way to restore the balance if implemented in a co-ordinated and integrated way at a catchment scale.

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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/58572
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