Factsheets on Salinity
In conjunction with Council, SEQ Catchments have prepared a series of Factsheets for landholders, relating to salinity and it’s prevention and management in the region. Please see factsheets below:
Salinity has been identified as an issue of concern and monitored in the Lockyer Valley since the 1940’s. This natural process can be amplified by a combination of land use practices and climatic conditions. The past sixty years have seen various practices which have acted to amplify the natural process of salinity. Decreased native deep-rooted perennial vegetation cover such as trees results in unutilised rain in the landscape moving through the soil profile, gathering salts; increased irrigation acts to both saturate the water table and directly transport salty water to the surface; and increased urban and peri-urban development and associated infrastructure such as roads and dams retain and channel more water in the landscape. All of these actions contribute to the severity of the salinity problem in the Lockyer Valley.
For more information contact the Lockyer Valley Regional Council or SEQ Catchments.