Basin crisis: no water to flush rivers

Original article by Ean Higgins, Andrew Clennell
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 11-Sep-19

The Murray-Darling river system is facing a possible environmental catastrophe over the 2019-20 summer, due to a lack of water in dams in the system’s Northern Basin. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley says this lack of water means that authorities will not be able to replenish the northern river system, as they have done in the past two years. Ley says the possible impacts of not being able to do so include parts of the system drying up, native vegetation dying, and mass fish deaths.


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