The term seeps refers to areas of land where water accumulates and pools on the soil surface. The accumulating water causes a range of issues such as water logging, increasing salinity and decreasing fertility. The seep affected land may subsequently need to be removed from agricultural production due to salinity and waterlogging.
Over the last ten years there has been a significant increase in the number and size of seeps in the Murraylands and Riverland region, particularly in the Mallee region. The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board has been working with land managers and farming groups to investigate the cause of the seeps, identify management options to reduce the impacts of seeps and explore ways to identify seeps as a preventative measure.
For more information see the below links for reports and fact sheets on Mallee seeps.
Monitoring Mallee Seeps Reports
- Monitoring Mallee Seeps Project Summary June 2018 (Report)
- Monitoring Mallee Seeps Jul-Dec 2017 (Report)
- Monitoring Mallee Seeps Jan-Jun 2017 (Report)
- Monitoring Mallee Seeps Jul-Dec 2016 (Report)
- Monitoring Mallee Seeps Jan-Jun 2016 (Report)
- Monitoring Mallee Seeps Jul-Dec 2015 (Report)
Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board
Unit 5-6, Level 1 Sturt Centre, 2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
08 8532 9100