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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Water erosion, Water erosion control, Contour bank

First Page Number

20

Last Page Number

29

Abstract

Contour Bank is the name applied to a ridge or bank of earth built across sloping ground between points of equal or nearly equal heights. The basic function of a contour bank is "interception of run-off water is then either absorbed or conducted slowly from the land, depending on the condition of the soil conservation work contour banks are not a substitute for, but supplementary to, suitable plant cover and careful land management.

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