Mallee seeps

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.


Mallee Seeps Information Sheet

Mallee Dune Seepage Summary Report

Mallee Dune Seepage Deep Soils Analysis

Drilling and Well Installation (Report)

Investigation and Assessment of Mallee Dune Seeps (Report)

Land, Soil and Water Investigations of Dune Seepage Systems in the South Australian Murray Mallee (Report)

Monitoring Mallee Seeps Reports

On Farm Trials and Demonstrations to Address Seeps in the Murray Mallee (Report)

Perched Watertable Induced Seepages in Dune-Swale Landscapes of SA's Agricultural Lands (Report)

Mallee Dune Seepage Near Karoonda (Report)

Soil Characterisation and Land Unit Mapping (Pope Sub Catchment) (Report)

Soil Characterisation and Land Unit Mapping (Rose-Thomas Sub Catchment) (Report)

Technical Support for Farms with Seeps (Report)

Well Construction Report for Mallee Dune Seeps Project (Report)

Mallee Seeps Farmer Survey 2017 (Report)

The use of Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to manage seeps Martins Report, Karoonda 2018 (Report)


More information

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board

Unit 5-6, Level 1 Sturt Centre, 2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253

08 8532 9100