Fact Sheet #44 – February 2016
Dune seepage can turn productive cropping land into non-arable swamps called dune seeps.
This edition of Farm Talk presents 10 things to know about dune seeps.
A dune seep is an area of saturated soil caused by seepage from sand dunes in Mallee dune-swale landscapes. Researchers have found saturated layers at depth (up to 10m deep) below sand dunes by drilling at several locations in the Mallee, a result that was unexpected in a low rainfall farming district.