Authors

Ben Whitfield

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Series Number

189

Abstract

It is the clearing of native vegetation and replacement with lower water-use annual crops and pastures that is responsible for the developing salinity problem. Traditional farming practices have led to increased recharge to the groundwater systems resulting in increased storage and/or greater areas or rates of discharge. Groundwater monitoring has revealed variable rates of rise throughout the Fence Road catchment, from static to 0.6 metres per year, in a period of average to below average rainfall.

Number of Pages

119

Keywords

Saline water, Fence Road Catchment (WA), Groundwater, Salinity, Western Australia, Dumbleyung (WA Shire), Groundwater recharge, Blackwood River Catchment (WA)

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