Prime Minister Julia Gillard says it is important for work to continue on a plan to cut back water allocations along the Murray-Darling river system despite recent heavy flooding. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Cuts to Water Allocations Despite Flooding
Archives for January 2011
OVER the last few weeks I have posted information suggesting that Snowy Hydro has not managed the vast waters under its control appropriately and in particular that it has failed to store flood waters for subsequence seasons and even exacerbated … [Read more...] about Snowy Hydro – The Business: Part 1, by Max Talbot
I visited Rockhampton on Monday and later posted some photographs of the racing Fitzroy. Val Majkus asked for more. This afternoon I decided to try for some images of the river east of the city, as it heads towards the Coral Sea. From Emu Park I … [Read more...] about More Photographs of the Flooded Fitzroy for Val
THE managing director of Snowy Hydro, Terry Charlton, denies that Snowy Hydro contributed to the devastating flooding along the Murrumbidgee in early December in which homes were destroyed and wheat fields drown. He does, however, admit that until … [Read more...] about How much water did Snowy Hydro release from Lake Eucumbene during the floods?
Living just down the road from the main news item I thought I should visit Rockhampton. So I did this afternoon. I drove in from Yeppoon and it was not until I crossed the river to the south that I could see flooding and preparations in … [Read more...] about My Visit to Rockhampton
THE river at Rockhampton, even while 25 miles from its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, is still tidal, so the salt water backs up into the river with the tides. Fresh water flows down the river. So as a constant supply of fresh water is maintained for … [Read more...] about Rockhampton Flooding: Comment from Tony including about the Fitzroy Barrage