Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lachlan Runs Dry

You've probably heard that the drought is bad. It's worse. The Lachlan River in NSW is about to run dry which means that towns like Forbes and Cowra may have no water by the end of the coming summer. Thousands of homes will be effected.

The Wyangala Dam, on the Lachlan, holds about twice the contents of Sydney Harbour. After 7 years of drought, it's down to 6%. It is expected to drop to 1% of capacity.

SMH 24th October 2009

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