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Australia has undertaken a strategic review of current and historical deep drainage projects. A 'rapid appraisal' methodology was utilised, based principally on existing hydrological investigations and interpretation and anecdotal evidence provided by landholders to clarify the role of drainage in managing water in dry land rural landscapes.

The objectives of this discussion paper are to:

1. Review the current status of groundwater drainage practice

2. Provide an assessment of deep drains in the landscape and

3. Propose recommendations on the development of drainage policy to enable the application of best management practice in groundwater drainage.

ISBN

1326415X

Publication Date

11-1999

Series Number

4391

Publisher

Agriculture, Western Australia

City

Perth, WA

Keywords

Groundwater, drainage, salinity, Saline Water, Wheatbelt Region (WA), Western Australia

Disciplines

Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

An assessment of the efficacy of deep drains constructed in the wheatbelt of Western Australia Part 1 A discussion on drainage implmentation in the wheatbelt : a case study review, summary, conclusions and recommendations

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