Saturday, May 5, 2018

Murray-Darling’s future hangs in the balance

Just outside the north-eastern Victorian town of Benalla, along a turn-off from the Hume Highway, lies an historical aberration that even authorities struggle to explain.
Winton Wetlands, near Benalla, are a reclaimed water
storage that locals hope will become a tourist lure.
The Winton Wetlands, so visitor signage tells us, were formerly Lake Mokoan, a shallow dam built in 1970 and then given back to the environment four decades later.

It is one of few reversals in nature's favour in the entire Murray-Darling river system.


Read Peter Hannam’s story from The Age - “Murray-Darling’s future hangs in the balance.”

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