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Groundwater Monitoring

Since 1993, farmers throughout the Shire have been monitoring piezometers for salinity levels and depth to watertable. Measurements are taken each March and September and are coordinated in a central database at the Landcare Office.

Many of the piezometers are located in the lower landscape and have less than 1.5m to watertable, causing salinisation by evaporation.

The main current objective is to site piezometers correctly (as a transect across the landscape instead of in the valley floor) to better understand the effects of water movement before visual degradation occurs.

Anyone interested in knowing more about this program should contact us.