Feasibility of Box Creek salinity management to achieve salinity benefits for the Murray River

Khan, Shahbaz and Asghar, Nadeem and Zirilli, Johnny and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Ahmad, Aftab (2007) Feasibility of Box Creek salinity management to achieve salinity benefits for the Murray River. Technical Report. Charles Sturt University , Wagga Wagga, Australia. [Report]

Abstract

The specific objectives, while assessing feasibility of salinity management options for the Box Creek SEC, are defined as:

A critical review of existing studies to assess surface, groundwater and salt management targets on a reach by reach basis including;

- A hydrological and hydro-geological assessment of the most suitable farm location to achieve desired water and salt management targets on a seasonal basis by taking into account climate variability;
- A technical feasibility study to develop an economically self sustainable management system such as the serial biological concentration (SBC) of salts with appropriate irrigation, cropping and horizontal and vertical drainage options; and
- An economic appraisal of alternative management options for achieving local and system wide balance using Box Creek SEC as an example case.


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Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 02:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: salinity; Murray Darling basin; environmental management
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040608 Surfacewater Hydrology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960608 Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20212

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