Authors

Don Cummins

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-7-2003

Series Number

240

Keywords

Salinity, Farming systems, Soil, Rapid methods, Groundwater, Climate, Western Australia, Watersheds, Soil acidity, Mortlock River (WA), Soil degradation, Watershed management, East Mortlock region (WA), Hydrogeology, Avon River (WA), Remnant vegetation

Abstract

This report describes the soils, hydrology, natural vegetation and farming systems of the East Mortlock catchment and provides information on the threats to agriculture, infrastructure and natural resources caused by land degradation. East Mortlock covers over 800,000 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.

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