Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Series Number

266

Keywords

Water management, Saline water, Evaporation, Water table, Chemical analysis, Salinity, Western Australia, Waterlogging, Desalinization, Merredin (WA), Merredin (WA Shire), Groundwater

Abstract

Townsite salinity affects more than 40 towns in the WA wheatbelt. Waterlogging and salinity are responsible for damamge to townsite infrastructure. Through groundwater pumping and desalination, the State Salinity Council (now the Natural Resource Management Council) granted Merredin the the chance to prevent further damage to the townsite by funding this project.

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