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WISALTS column

(1985) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 6 December 1985. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Concerns about pollution of Beermullah Lake from fertiliser deposits in the water has prompted action from the Gingin Shire Council. The measures were carried out in 1984 by the Gingin District Soil Conservation Committee and in addition carried out conservation work on Beermullah Lake overflow with the approval and financial assistance of the State Soil Conservation Advisory Committee. A smaller lake in the area also had control work carried out with this lake having no overflow except through the sand bank surrounding it, which caused waterlogging on farmers' properties. Gingin shire councillor and farmer, Gavin Drew, reports that no analysis was taken of the lake water before the first work was carried out in 1982. The building of the earth bank across the entrance to the lake so that water flowing into the lake was diverted until it only contained acceptable levels of nutrients. Gingin shire president, Bruce Roe, whose property is on the western side of Beermullah Lake, is monitoring his soil before and after putting in interceptor banks.

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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: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58867
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