Salinity

Salinity in the Corangamite region

In the Corangamite region both primary (natural) and secondary (induced) salinity exists. As a result of natural processes there are large areas of naturally saline sites within the region.

Through a natural leaching process a number of salt lakes and saline areas have evolved. These naturally occurring saline areas are known as primary salinity areas and are considered important natural assets.

Salinity also exists as a result of human activities; these activities have modified the landscape and the natural process which influence the distribution of salt within the region causing induced salinity.

The asset-based approach has been used to identify priority locations for investment in salinity intervention works. This investment will assist in the protection of highly significant Ramsar-listed wetlands and reduce the extent of salinity and subsequent impact on saline and freshwater ecology, terrestrial biodiversity, sustainable land management and rural and urban water supply.

 

Salinity Action Plan

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