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Type: conferencePaper
Title: Remediation of drained acid sulfate soil backswamps in New South Wales, Australia: technical and policy responses
Authors: Tulau, M.
Henderson, S.
Year: 2001
Citation: Conference Name: 2nd Australian Wetland Conference
Abstract: Governments in NSW have had a long involvement in ‘flood mitigation’ and drainage of backswamps for agricultural uses (Tulau in press). Although scientists understood the dangers of draining acid sulfate soils (ASS) by the 1960s (Walker 1960, 1961, 1963), the construction of major drainage works continued until the late 1970s. It was not until the late 1980s that the inherent limitations in the capability of lower floodplain lands and backswamps were generally realised. However, most backswamp land is now privately owned and managed for agricultural production including sugar cane, tea-tree, and dairy and beef cattle grazing. Landholders rely on an effective drainage and flood mitigation system for current agricultural production systems to continue.
Place: South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
URL: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/acidsulfatesoil/tulauhendersonremed.pdf
URL: http://www.lsln.net.au/jspui/handle/1/13920
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