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Murray basin project curbs salting menace

(1985) Murray basin project curbs salting menace. Stock and Land, 14 November 1985. p. 15 [Publication] [Special Collections]


There is a tube-well pumping scheme at Wakool in the New South Wales Murray Irrigation Districts extracting 450 tonnes of salt a day from the underground water table, and bringing thousands of hectares back into production. Murray Division Manager for the NSW Water Resources Commission, Hugh Bond said "since the commencement of operations of Stage 1 in February 1981, there has been a steady fall in the water-table depth covering an area of 17,000 hectares". The article continues with details of the stages and measures of salt discharged from the total of 42 tube-well pumps.

This article contains three images: Dick Sharp, a Wakool farmer inspecting the inflow of saline water to an evaporation basin; a treed property; and a backhoe burying spur lines.

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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 Stock and Land
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58870
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