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WISALTS column

(1987) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 12 November 1987. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

With the recent announcement that two shires and parts of several others have been declared drought affected, come thoughts on water harvesting on farms to prevent, or at least minimise the effects of lack of rainfall. While no action by individuals can affect the amount of rain which falls on a farm, actions by individuals can greatly affect what happens to that rainfall. The water harvesting ability of the interceptor bank system, with planning and forethought, is relatively simple on most farms to ensure that dams have the potential to be filled by a grade interceptor or a series of them. When an interceptor bank system is planned, care is taken to ensure that overload conditions are catered for. When a level bank is full of water and the soil upslope of the bank is full, and there is further rainfall, the excess water can have somewhere to go safely. The Federal Government should perhaps consider 100% tax deductibility on water conservation in the year of expenditure.

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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: ©1987 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60534
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