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Chapter 3

I Background

II Early European Settlements

III Assessment Of Available Water Resources

IV Water Supplies For Goldmining Development

V Irrigation Development
i Channels, weirs and barrages
ii Measuring farm supplies - the Dethridge wheel
iii Early pumping schemes
iv Irrigation techniques
v Drainage of irrigated land
vi Recharge of aquifer
vii Soil-plant-water relationships
viii Carry-over storages and security of supply

VI Farm And Stock Water Supplies

VII Urban Water Supplies

VIII Wastewater Management And Treatment

IX Water Quality Management

X Limnological And Water Quality Research

XI New Techniques In Water Resource Planning And Management

XII Legislation

XIII Conclusion

XIV List Of Abbreviations

XV Acknowledgements

XVI Plantations-high Productivity Resources



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Drainage of irrigated land (continued)

The use of evaporating basins as receptacles for saline drainage water has caused concern to landowners with properties adjacent to these basins and the channels transporting water to them. Exhaustive technical investigations, involving soil and water characteristics, local ground water conditions and three-dimensional modelling of possible water movement, have been undertaken in an endeavour to demonstrate that there will be no adverse effects to adjoining land.

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