The South Australian government dammed the Murray River’s estuary making lakes Alexandrina and Albert totally dependent on the Murray River. That was in the 1930s.
More recently the South Australian government has been encouraging the subdivision of land around the shores of Lake Alexandrina. That’s irresponsible.
Now its approved the subdivision of land on the edge of Lake Albert. Apparently it’s to be a canal development with the canals full of freshwater.
I guess that’s just another vested interest to join all the others around Lake Alexandrina and Albert lobbying for more of the waters from the upper Murray and Darling.
Yep. On my drive home today on Greenhill Rd., I saw this huge sign advertising lifestyle lots for sale called “Meningie Waters”. Here’s a description from the local newspaper…
“Coorong District Mayor Roger Strother said plans for the development had been delayed for the past six years because of drought with some adjustments made to the design to cater for a similar situation.
“Originally the canal system was suppose to be connected to the lake but now it won’t be,” he said. Mayor Strother said developers had taken into consideration the environmental needs of the lakeside
township and had met all protocols.
“This is being developed on a low salty flat area so won’t affect any wildlife in the lake,” he said.
“They plan on using a lot of groundwater to fill the canals and will have to pump some water in.”
From Charlotte R.