Publication Date

1-10-1997

Series Number

170

Publisher

Department of Agriculture, Western Australia

City

Perth

ISSN

1039-7205

Abstract

The study area covers the Cranbrook townsite and two catchments that affect it. The Cranbrook Town is located 85 km north-north-west of Albany and it has a population of 320 people (1190 in the Shire; ABS Census 1991).

Cranbrook is experiencing salinity problems. Saline groundwater levels are close to the soil surface and cause deterioration of buildings, roads, infrastructure, death of trees and scalding of land including the sporting ground.

The objective of this study was to define the present salinity status of the Cranbrook Town and develop management strategies to overcome or reduce the severity of salinity.

Number of Pages

68

Keywords

Soil types, Waterlogging, Western Australia, Hydrology, Cranbrook (WA), Salinity, Groundwater

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