Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-10-1997

Series Number

170

Keywords

Soil types, Waterlogging, Western Australia, Hydrology, Cranbrook (WA), Salinity, Groundwater

Abstract

The study area covers the Cranbrook townsite and two catchments that affect it. The Cranbrook Town is located 85 km north-north-west of Albany and it has a population of 320 people (1190 in the Shire; ABS Census 1991). Cranbrook is experiencing salinity problems. Saline groundwater levels are close to the soil surface and cause deterioration of buildings, roads, infrastructure, death of trees and scalding of land including the sporting ground.

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