Creek Line Salinity - Identification & Management
A handy guide to assist in identifying and treating Regional Creek Line Salinity
What is Regional Creek Line Salinity?
As the water source of the problem is usually well beyond the control of the local farmer there is little that can be done individually to substantially lower the shallow saline water table along the creek line.
However, anything that is done by local councils or farmers to help more the water on (towards the sea) as quickly and efficiently as possible in narrow channels or pipelines means that less damage will be inflicted on the landscapes along the way.
The main strategies of farmers should be to:
Establish salt tolerant perennial vegetation (trees and/or saltbush) in strips along either side of the creek lines in areas where it could potentially spread out into paddocks. This will help dry out soils and limit the detrimental effects of high water flow periods.