Merredin region (WA), Saline water, Elachbutting Catchment (WA), Drainage, Catchment hydrology, Wetlands, Western Australia, Eastern wheatbelt region (WA), Bodallin Catchment (WA), Groundwater
This report provides an assessment of two large deep drainage schemes within the lower reaches of the Bodallin and Elachbutting Catchments nearby Merredin in Western Australia, wherein groups of isolated wetland basins have been utilised for evaporative saline drainage water disposal. In both cases, the storage capacity of the basins has been exceeded, leading to flooding and death of the surrounding native vegetation.
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de Broekert, P, and Coles, N. (2004), Wetland basins for saline drainage water disposal Bodallin and Elachbutting Catchments, eastern wheatbelt, Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Report 290, 49p.