Epigraph: For many years I have been interested in the fact that in certain
districts in the southern portion of Australia where destruction of
the native vegetation has taken place rapidly, there has followed a
very noticeable increase in salinity in the streams draining that area.
Increase of Salt in Soil and Streams following the Destruction of
the Native Vegetation, by W.E. Wood, Inspecting Engineer,
(Read November 13, 1923. Issued March 1 1924) Journal and Proceedings
The Royal Society of
Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
the saddest are these:
it might have been.
-John Greenleaf Whittier