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

Authors

I A F Laing

Keywords

Dams, Water supply, Western Australia

First Page Number

81

Last Page Number

84

Abstract

Of the estimated 76 000 farm dams in the wheatbelt, about 8 per cent either leak or are salt affected. The remaining 70 000 dams are capable of holding water for livestock use and can be regarded as sercicable dams.

A great many of the serviceable dams are unreliable water supplies due to the combined effects of lack of runoff from catchments, shallow depth of storage and small size of storage in relation to expected demand from livestock and evaporation loss.

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