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  • weatherman
    weatherman
    Posted on:
    29th Nov 2010 07:45pm

    Last Post 6th Oct 2012
    Replies     6

    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!

  • Shay-Dee
    Shay-Dee
    Posted on:
    30th Nov 2010 06:44pm

    Shay-Dee says: Sounds like dangerous waters :(

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

  • weatherman
    weatherman
    Posted on:
    30th Nov 2010 09:11pm

    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!

  • ozziedigger
    ozziedigger
    Posted on:
    7th Nov 2011 11:17am

    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.


  • jackney
    jackney
    Posted on:
    21st Dec 2011 08:34pm

    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

  • speed991
    speed991
    Posted on:
    7th Sep 2012 03:45am

    speed991 says: i do believe we should start a petition

  • Netequette
    Netequette
    Posted on:
    6th Oct 2012 08:51pm

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

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