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Is the salinity of Lake Clifton (Yalgorup National Park) increasing?


Knott, B and Bruce, L and Lane, J and Konishi, Y and Burke, CM, Is the salinity of Lake Clifton (Yalgorup National Park) increasing?, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 86, (4) pp. 119-122. ISSN 0035-922X (2003) [Refereed Article]


Salinity of Lake Clifton, within Yalgorup National Park, Western Australia, varies annually in step with the annual change in water level. During the 1980s, salinity in the northernmost, permanent basin of the lake was hyposaline, varying between 8-32 g L-1. By the late 1990s, however, recorded salinity values varied between 25-49 g L-1. This brief communication serves to initiate discussion on whether salinity in the lake really is increasing. If the salinity is increasing, then the scientific values of this lake are threatened. © Royal Society of Western Australia 2003.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
UTAS Author:Burke, CM (Dr Chris Burke)
ID Code:31230
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-02-25

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