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WISALTS column

(1984) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 17 May 1984. p. 77 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

A paper was issued by Lethbridge Research Station in Canada over 11 years ago, It states that salinity is caused by salt accumulation from the discharge and evaporation of water containing a heavy load of dissolved salts, with the water originating from a local or distant recharge area and in passing through the soil to impermeable subsoil or bedrock the water dissolves accumulated salts, which are then carried with them. The paper continues to say that research in Canada and other areas on preventing further increases in salinity indicates that the most practical method is to control the excess water going into the soil in the recharge area. The Whittington Interceptor Bank System is about control of water which comes into your land so that the reclamation of the salted area can begin, further degradation avoided and healthier growing conditions established.

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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/58690
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