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Relief wells can provide water resources and help reduce the severity and extent of waterlogging and salinity caused by leaky artesian systems.
Plant tolerance of salinity in the tables below are a guide only.
Groundwater pumping can lower local watertables and reduce the spread of local salinity.
Siphons are a way of passively moving water from areas of higher hydraulic head to areas of lower hydraulic head, through a pipe.
An evaporation basin is a natural salt lake or engineered earth structure designed to store and evaporate saline water.
More than 1 million hectares of previously productive land in South West Western Australia (SW WA) is now severely affected by dryland salinity.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) carries out the requirements of the Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945 to mitigate and prevent land degradation throu
The productivity of saline and waterlogged land can be markedly increased by using salt tolerant legumes and grasses, in mixtures.
Dryland salinity (salinity on non-irrigated land) is one of the greatest environmental threats facing Western Australia's agricultural land, water, biodiversity and infrastructure.
Managing subsurface water can help to lower watertables and alleviate problems with waterlogging, rising salinity, and infrastructure damage.