Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-9-1987

Series Number

90

Keywords

Saline water, Catchment hydrology, Welbungin Catchment (WA), Groundwater recharge, Western Australia, Beacon River (WA), Mount Marshall district (WA), Groundwater

Abstract

Water-tables show no obvious signs of a nett annual rise in the bores monitored in the valley floor, lower slope areas over the three year period. Groundwaters are extremely saline, the sedimentary and saprolite aquifers permeable (hydraulic conductivity range 0.1-2.0 m/day) (0.0001). Future management systems should seek to decrease recharge by changing rotations and farm practises while increasing discharge by using trees, pumps and halophytes. Options are available for drainage.

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