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City Deal That Led to Water Waste: Ross Tyson

“AN ARCHAIC agreement hatched in the air-conditioned suites of a Sydney office block has exposed the kind of chronic mismanagement at government level that is driving local farmers to the point of despair. “The revelation this week that Snowy Hydro is sending millions of litres of water downstream every day into overflowing dams and flood-affected […]

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Government to Finally Act on Bureaucratic Flooding

FINALLY, last night, the NSW government agreed to change Snowy Hydro Licence conditions which required water to be released into the already swollen Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers –exacerbating the current flood crisis.   The article in today’s The Australian newspaper (page 7), indicating licence conditions will be changed, quotes Terry Charlton, CEO of Snowy Hydro, denying […]

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Snowy Hydro Must Immediately Stop Exacerbating the Current Flood Crisis

Murrumbidgee Valley Food and Fibre Association (MVFFA) is appalled to learn that Snowy Hydro has been releasing water ostensibly as part of its environmental flow obligations that can only have exacerbated the current flood crisis. This bureaucratic incompetence was uncovered by Dr Jennifer Marohasy and detailed in her article published by Quadrant on Saturday. http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2010/12/bureaucratic-flood-damage […]

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Snowy Hydro tops up floods with environmental flow

WHILE residents of Wagga Wagga scrambled to save their belongings from rising flood waters there was a rumour circulating that the crisis was exacerbated by bureaucratic incompetence, in particular that Snowy Hydro was releasing environmental flow water into the already flooded Murrumbidgee River.  I was angry at even the concept. It was inconceivable. I phoned […]

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Snowy Hydro Not Contributing to Flooding

Communities along the  Murray and Murrumbidgee face more rain and more flooding, and there have been accusations, particularly from Leeton farmer David J. Linsday,  that the situation is being exacerbated by bureaucratic incompetence, in particular, by Snowy Hydro releasing water into already flooded rivers, water that could be filling Lake Eucumbene.  I phoned Snowy Hydro […]

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