Saturday, May 24, 2008

Drought persists in Australia's Murray-Darling river basin

Sydney Morning Herald: Drought conditions in the Murray-Darling basin remain critical, as state and federal water ministers met to examine its continuing impact. Good rains to the north of the basin have all but stopped in recent months and the water flows in the south are again heading towards last year's record lows.

The Federal Government confirmed that plans to buy back 35 billion litres of water formed the first part of a $3.1 billion strategy to purchase more permanent water licences over the next decade....

Map of the Murray Darling basin by Adam Carr, Wikimedia Commons


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