Authors

D G. Cummins

Publication Date

1-5-2003

Series Number

239

Abstract

This report describes the soils, hydrology, natural vegetation and farming systems of the West Mortlock catchment and provides information on the threats to agriculture, infrastructure and natural resources caused by land degradation. West Mortlock covers over 700,000 hectares in the central wheatbelt. Rapid Catchment Appraisal aims to document salinity risk and management options by addressing all threats to the natural resource base, rather than isolating salinity as a separate issue.

Number of Pages

47

Keywords

West Mortlock region (WA), Farming systems, Salinity, Vegetation, Remnant vegetation, Watersheds, Agricultural production, Western Australia, Mortlock River (WA), Hydrology, Avon River (WA), Watershed management, Climate, Soil

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