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WISALTS column

(1984) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 5 July 1984. p. 9 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

The Tennessee Valley Authority searched for a solution to the problem of soil degradation caused by excess water having to control 53 inches of rain a year. Dams and hydro-electricity plants along the river were built, bringing income and employment in the valley and providing water for irrigation and a navigational channel nine feet deep all year round. The building of clay banks was required to hold the water in the hills where it fell, and allow surplus water to leave farms and enter the river systems at a controlled rate. Problems in Western Australia are compared with those in the valleys of Tennessee.

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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: ©1984 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58634
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