05-08-2014 11:09 AM | Australia

Untapped water resources discovered in WA's Pilbara 'could drive agriculture expansion'

Huge untapped water sources in Western Australia's Pilbara could drive a bold expansion of towns, agriculture and industry in the region, the State Government has said.

A study into underground reservoirs of the West Canning Basin near Sandfire has revealed it could supply an additional 50 gigalitres of water a year, on top of 50 gigalitres previously found in the area.
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