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Water Watch

Before European settlement the 300,000 inhabitants of Australia just needed to wander on through 7,703,556 square kilometres to the next billabong if the last one ran dry. Now with 4.3 million people stuck in one place in Sydney in just 12,144 square kilometres, water anxiety is building. The Sydney Catchment dams have reduced from overflow capacity of 2,400,000 megalitres in 1998 to 39.1% capacity at 933,640 megalitres on 2 June. (that's still 0.219 megalitres per person - but you wouldn't want to be drinking the bottom bit.).

Findem has added links to Sydney and Melbourne catchment statistics under the Environment section of Links at http://www.findem.com.au/resources/resourcesarchivek.php

Posted Friday, 3 June 2005

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