High water use vegetation systems for salinity control were trialed on an 80 ha catchment located 12 km east of Frankland, Western Australia. The catchment receives about 510 mm annual rainfall and 1525 mm annual evaporation. Development of salinity in the catchment is concentrated in the valley floor. Here the groundwater is extremely saline (3000-4000 mS/m) and piezometric levels are between 1 m below and 1 m above the surface.
Salinity, Soil salinity, South west region (WA), Western Australia, Eucalyptus globulus, Groundwater, Revegetation, Frankland region (WA), Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Water use efficiency, Trees, Watershed management, Hunts' Catchment (WA), Watersheds, Water use
Smith, A D, George, R J, Scott, P R, Bennett, D L, Rippon, R J, and Orr, G J. (1998), Results of investigations into the groundwater response and productivity of high water use agricultural systems 1990-1997 3 Hunts' Catchment (Frankland). Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 176.
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