AT the very bottom of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is a vast coastal lagoon that was once connected to the Southern Ocean. The region was home for the Ngarrindjeri, who wore possum skin coats and loved to tell stories. One of their storiesii is … [Read more...] about About the Murray River’s Estuary: Full Text of My Address to the Sydney Institute
Dugong Slaughter: Finally Some Reporting of the Issue
Dugongs are large marine mammals that swim about northern Australian waters. Indigenous Australians are allowed to hunt dugongs even though their numbers are probably in serious decline.There are two criteria that should be applied to the … [Read more...] about Dugong Slaughter: Finally Some Reporting of the Issue
The Moon and Rainfall in Eastern Australia
Dear Jennifer,My paper 'Lunar Tides and the Long-Term Variation of the Peak Latitude Anomaly of the Summer Sub-Tropical High Pressure Ridge over Eastern Australia' has been published … [Read more...] about The Moon and Rainfall in Eastern Australia
SA Minister Caica Needs to Read My Report
FRESH water allocated to the Lower Lakes in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a "waste" and only serves to maintain an "artificial" environment, a new report says...Reports Lauren Novak and Ken McGregor from the Adelaide Advertiser got that much … [Read more...] about SA Minister Caica Needs to Read My Report
It’s a Barrier Estuary: Duh!
IN South Australia the Coorong fishermen say that before irrigation, before the weirs, locks, levees and barrages (sea dykes), the Murray River would flog down from September until maybe Christmas, filling the lagoon, then out the mouth. By … [Read more...] about It’s a Barrier Estuary: Duh!
Large areas of Queensland and New South Wales are flooding again.In New South Wales:Flood Warning - Clarence River, Flood Warning - Bellinger River, Flood Warning - Hastings River, Flood Warning - Manning River, Flood Warning … [Read more...] about More Flooding