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In the Western Australian wheatbelt, groundwater supplies contribute about 40 per cent of the on-farm livestock requirements and occasionally domestic water supply systems. The first part of this Bulletin comments on sites suitable for both high yielding bores and also those which yield water suitable for livestock. The second part outlines techniques for constructing and developing a bore. Throughout this Bulletin livestock quality water, for adult sheep, is defined as groundwater of less than 12,000 mg/L (or 850 grains per gallon) which has not been subject to localized pollution. For other livestock, the maximum salinities range from 2,600 mg/L for poultry", to 8,500 mg/L for cattle
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Groundwater extraction, Western Australia, Eastern wheatbelt region (W.A.) ; Groundwater, Wells.
Animal Sciences | Water Resource Management
George, R. (1991), Selecting and developing reliable bore sites in the eastern wheatbelt. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4207.
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