Salt Lakes in Australia: Present Problems and Prognosis for the Future

  title={Salt Lakes in Australia: Present Problems and Prognosis for the Future},
  author={B. Timms},
  • B. Timms
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Australia is a land of salt lakes and despite low human population density, many lakes are adversely impacted by a range of factors. Secondary salinisation is the most pernicious force degrading lakes, especially in south-west Western Australia where up to 30% of the landscape is predicted to be affected. Mining also impinges on many salt lakes in this state, mainly through the dewatering of saline groundwater. Exploitation of groundwater for irrigation caused some lakes in Victoria, Australia… CONTINUE READING
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