11 March, 2014

States All Sign 0n To Murray Darling Basin Plan

Amidst the celebratory publicity of all the States finally signing on to the MDB Plan this beautifully expressed knowledgeable letter introduces a cautionary reminder of the flaws in the Plan and the extraordinary incompleteness of the planning process. Fancy having a plan which expressly excluded any consideration of the role of the Snowy Mountains Scheme at the headwaters of the southern basin in the planning process.

Furthermore, the planning process excluded any proper consideration of the role of the Barrages and the use of salt water in managing the Lower Lakes at the bottom of the Basin. In other words, amidst all of the political maneuverings which have been a feature of the planning process two of the most important issues were ignored.
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