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

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Dam catchments for sandy soils


Dams, Watersheds, Sandy soils, Western Australia

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Sites for excavated earth tanks (dams) are plentiful in farming areas between Albany and Esperance but the catchments too often consist of deep sand overlying clay.

Such catchments give little run-off, especially when associated with the south coast's high proportion of low intensity rains.

Because conventional "roading" techniques are too expensive where sand is deeper than 38 cm (15 in.), various alternatives are being investigated in a catchment sealing trial at South Stirlings.


Found in previous article. Reproductive wastage in sheep in non-clover areas Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol 13 No 3 Page No 91

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