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The darling river and its problems

The Government wants to empty lakes Caundilla and Menindee in New South Wales and direct water to be stored into an acquifer for use by the people of Broken Hill and other smaller towns dependant upon the river and its lakes. This will lead to the destruction of the native habitat that exists along the Darling River. We need the lakes as when they are full this water can be released to feed the river downstream and also flush the Murray and provide essential water for the Riverland. It also to alleviates South Australia's need for water in times of drought. The aquifer contains all types of minerals which will destroy the quality of the water and make it unuseable. Any feedback would be most welcome!

Last reply: 13th Oct 2014 / 7 replies / Post by weatherman

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Shay-Dee

Posted by: Shay-Dee
Posted: 30th Nov 2010

Shay-Dee says: Sounds like dangerous waters :(

Perhaps you should go to petitions.com and start one? Reply

weatherman

Posted by: weatherman
Posted: 30th Nov 2010

Shay-Dee says: Sounds like dangerous waters :(

Perhaps you should go to petitions.com and start one?

weatherman says: Shay-Dee: We are seriously considering a petition to be handed out around the West Darling showing our concerns. To date the Darling River Action Group led by Barney Stevens has created quite considerable food for thought, so yes, I feel that the next step is the petition. This petitions.com is a very sensible idea. Thank you for your input it is appreciated! Reply

ozziedigger

Posted by: ozziedigger
Posted: 7th Nov 2011

weatherman says: Shay-Dee: We are seriously considering a petition to be handed out around the West Darling showing our concerns. To date the Darling River Action Group led by Barney Stevens has created quite...

ozziedigger says: Weatherman,I am sympathetic to your concerns.I believe there is already a river system from Qld to the Murray,albeit mostly dry for some reason.Is it overuse by
humanity?I don`t know,i haven`t researched it,but what exactly is it that interrupts
the flow?Surely if the Murray had even 1/2 of the runoff from the Qld wet season,it would cure a lot of flora and fauna problems?
I appreciate" food for thought" and petitions are a start,but this is so important to
Australia and future populations and food supplies.
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s

Posted by: s
Posted: 13th Oct 2014

Shay-Dee says: Sounds like dangerous waters :(

Perhaps you should go to petitions.com and start one?

s says: Yes I agree. They have to do something but not at the expense of other towns and the water quality. Reply

jackney

Posted by: jackney
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

jackney says: you have had a lot more rain than usual this year, has it made any real difference to the river levels or water supply. jackney Reply

speed991

Posted by: speed991
Posted: 7th Sep 2012

speed991 says: i do believe we should start a petition Reply

Netequette

Posted by: Netequette
Posted: 6th Oct 2012

Netequette says: Start a petition, get a web presence, do media releases voicing your concerns and use social media to spread the word. Reply

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