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There's money in this bank

(1986) There's money in this bank. The Countryman, 2 September 1986. p. 12 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Des and Noelene Moir who have a 1200 hectare property 'Deep Pool' between Beverley and Brookton on the Dale River, made a decision to spend almost $10,000 on a 4.5 kilometre long WISALTS interceptor bank earlier this year. In recent years, the Moir's were worried about the falling productivity of their land. They have been dealing with excess water problems, but how to deal with it was another matter. After attending a WISALTS school in Kellerberrin, Des was convinced that interceptor banks were the way to go. Survey work was done and a 4.5 kilometre bank was constructed to protect about one third of the property. In a 1.2 kilometre section and some other points as well, plastic membrane sheeting was inserted as the bank was built. WISALTS founder, Harry Whittington, who was involved with the work on the Moir's property, said the depth of the hardpan varied from 50 centimetres to about three metres.

This article contains three images: Harry Whittington and Des Moir studying before and after photographs of the Moir's property; a section of an interceptor bank; and Des Moir standing in a trench lined with the plastic membrane sheeting.

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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: ©1986 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59592
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