Water-tables show no obvious signs of a nett annual rise in the bores monitored in the valley floor, lower slope areas over the three year period. Groundwaters are extremely saline, the sedimentary and saprolite aquifers permeable (hydraulic conductivity range 0.1-2.0 m/day) (0.0001). Future management systems should seek to decrease recharge by changing rotations and farm practises while increasing discharge by using trees, pumps and halophytes. Options are available for drainage.
Saline water, Catchment hydrology, Welbungin Catchment (WA), Groundwater recharge, Western Australia, Beacon River (WA), Mount Marshall district (WA), Groundwater
George, R J, and Frantom, P W. (1987), Preliminary groundwater and salinity investigations in the eastern wheatbelt. 3. Welbungin and Beacon River catchments. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 90.
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