Devastated system dying of thirst

James Woodford
March 7, 2007

THE Darling River’s flow has been halved by evaporation, government reservoirs, hillside dams on farms and huge private irrigation storages. The river is being devastated by over-extraction, The State of the Darling report for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, has found.

For a clear discussion on why the Darling River is in such dire straights, go to The Sydney Morning Herald Online for their full report.

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