Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Western Australia. Dept. of Agriculture. Kimberley Research Station, Agricultural research, Cropping systems, Beef cattle, Kimberley region (W.A.), Western Australia

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The potential for harnessing northern rivers flowing to the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Timor Sea was realised many years ago.

These rivers together are estimated to carry about three times the water transported annually over the Murray drainage system and the South Eastern slopes, which comprise the closely settled agricultural areas of South Eastern Australia.

The Kimberley Research Station was established in 1946 to investigate the potential for irrigated agriculture in the Ord River valley. This is a review of the Station's sixth progress report which is being published as Department of Agriculture Bulletin No. 3861.