Dams, Site class assessment, Soil types, Western Australia
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Western Australia's wheatbelt farm dams are dug three to eight metres deep and are generally sited in soils which either are inherently impermeable or can be made so during construction.
In the eastern and north-eastern wheatbelt, however, only a small proportion of the soils meets these criteria. Dam site selection in these areas therefore depends on a good knowledge ofwhich soils aresuitable and on our being able to locate them efficiently by using surface indications such as surface soil, natural vegetation or topographic features.
Frith, J L.
"Dam site selection in the north-eastern wheatbelt,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 26
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol26/iss3/8