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April 2010 (vol 3 issue 7)

IMAGES: Dry Days Down Under: Australia and the World Water Crisis

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image: Water trough on a sheep farm 50km north of Deniliquin, New South Wales
Water trough on a sheep farm 50km north of Deniliquin, New South Wales
image: Diesel Water Pump for Irrigation in Mildura, Victoria
Diesel Water Pump for Irrigation in Mildura, Victoria
image: Center Pivot Irrigation near Euberta in the Riverina region of New South Wales
Center Pivot Irrigation near Euberta in the Riverina region of New South Wales
image: A Farmer Feeding Cattle Cotton Seeds in New South Wales during a green drought
A Farmer Feeding Cattle Cotton Seeds in New South Wales during a green drought
image: Drought-affected Fields in the Victorian Countryside outside Benambra
Drought-affected Fields in the Victorian Countryside outside Benambra
image: Level 5 Water Restrictions in Goulburn, New South Wales in 2006
Level 5 Water Restrictions in Goulburn, New South Wales in 2006
image: Flood markers at Lock 11 in Mildura. The second highest red marking is where the river reached in 1956
Flood markers at Lock 11 in Mildura. The second highest red marking is where the river reached in 1956
image: Grapevines in Mildura, Victoria, 2006
Grapevines in Mildura, Victoria, 2006
image: Dead/Dying River Red Gum Trees on the lower Murray River near Berri, South Australia, 2003
Dead/Dying River Red Gum Trees on the lower Murray River near Berri, South Australia, 2003
image: Aerial view of Nangiloc, Iraak and Colignan during the 1956 Murray River Flood
Aerial view of Nangiloc, Iraak and Colignan during the 1956 Murray River Flood
image: Pejar Dam, the Water Supply for Goulburn, New South Wales, in November 2005
Pejar Dam, the Water Supply for Goulburn, New South Wales, in November 2005
image: Sheep Grazing on Dry Paddocks in the Riverina Region during the 2007 Drought
Sheep Grazing on Dry Paddocks in the Riverina Region during the 2007 Drought
image: Hot water bore hole into the Great Artesian Basin in Thargomindah, April 2007
Hot water bore hole into the Great Artesian Basin in Thargomindah, April 2007
image: Annual Rainfall in Australia
Annual Rainfall in Australia
image: Sideview of the Great Artesian Basin Watertable
Sideview of the Great Artesian Basin Watertable
image: The Southern Oscillation Index, Differential from Average Atmospheric Pressure in the Oceans surrounding Australia during periods of El Nino and La Nina Weather Patterns
The Southern Oscillation Index, Differential from Average Atmospheric Pressure in the Oceans surrounding Australia during periods of El Nino and La Nina Weather Patterns
image: Cliffs along the Murray River, near Younghusband, South Australia, with a Houseboat on the Right and an Australian Pelican in the Foreground
Cliffs along the Murray River, near Younghusband, South Australia, with a Houseboat on the Right and an Australian Pelican in the Foreground
image: Graph Showing the Weather in Cairns, Queensland, with Blue bars showing Rainfall, Green zones showing Humidity, and Red zones showing Temperature
Graph Showing the Weather in Cairns, Queensland, with Blue bars showing Rainfall, Green zones showing Humidity, and Red zones showing Temperature
image: The Dry Bed of the Paroo River near Wilcannia, May 2002
The Dry Bed of the Paroo River near Wilcannia, May 2002
image: The Paroo River at Wanaaring, New South Wales, Australia, July 2001
The Paroo River at Wanaaring, New South Wales, Australia, July 2001
image: Chart showing Water Usage per State in Australia
Chart showing Water Usage per State in Australia
image: A Billabong at Yellow Water in Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory
A Billabong at Yellow Water in Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory
image: Chart showing the Storage Capacities of Australian Dams over the past decade
Chart showing the Storage Capacities of Australian Dams over the past decade
image: Little Sandy Desert near Durba Spring, 2007
Little Sandy Desert near Durba Spring, 2007
image: Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009.  This was an effort to preserve environmental health during the drought
Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009. This was an effort to preserve environmental health during the drought
image: A Canoe Tree.  More than 100 years ago, the native peoples of the region carved a canoe from the bark of this tree
A Canoe Tree. More than 100 years ago, the native peoples of the region carved a canoe from the bark of this tree
image: Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009.  They were flooded in an effort to recreate natural water flows
Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009. They were flooded in an effort to recreate natural water flows
image: Chart showing the extensive regulation of River Murray
Chart showing the extensive regulation of River Murray
image: A Fish Ladder at Torrumbarry weir, River Murray
A Fish Ladder at Torrumbarry weir, River Murray
image: Flood marker on the River Murray, with the peak marking the high point of the 1956 flood
Flood marker on the River Murray, with the peak marking the high point of the 1956 flood
image: Hume Dam
Hume Dam
image: Hume Reservoir now showing a forest that was submerged when the Hume Dam was built, July 2009
Hume Reservoir now showing a forest that was submerged when the Hume Dam was built, July 2009
image: Hume Reservoir water level marker, showing the significantly reduced level of water, July 2009
Hume Reservoir water level marker, showing the significantly reduced level of water, July 2009
image: Pumping Machinery to bring water from the River Murray to flood wetlands in the Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009
Pumping Machinery to bring water from the River Murray to flood wetlands in the Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009
image: Red Gum Tree suffering water stress, July 2009
Red Gum Tree suffering water stress, July 2009
image: Tempini Orchards near Lake Boga, trees grown on reclaimed saline land, July 2009
Tempini Orchards near Lake Boga, trees grown on reclaimed saline land, July 2009
image: The Wonga Wetlands, Albury, a successful effort to recreate seasonal flooding and heal damage done to the local environment through river regulation, July 2009
The Wonga Wetlands, Albury, a successful effort to recreate seasonal flooding and heal damage done to the local environment through river regulation, July 2009
image: River Murray near Barmah-Millewa Forest, July 2009
River Murray near Barmah-Millewa Forest, July 2009
image: Artesian Bore Drilling Plant in Queensland, 1900
Artesian Bore Drilling Plant in Queensland, 1900
image: Moree Water Bore in New South Wales, 1898
Moree Water Bore in New South Wales, 1898
image: Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919), Australian politician, was a leader of the movement for Australian federation, the second Prime Minister of Australia, and a major player in establishing irrigation in Australia.
Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919), Australian politician, was a leader of the movement for Australian federation, the second Prime Minister of Australia, and a major player in establishing irrigation in Australia.
image: Captain Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869)-- an English explorer of Australia who led several expeditions into the interior.  He found that all east-west rivers merged into the Murray River as he searched for an
Captain Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869)-- an English explorer of Australia who led several expeditions into the interior. He found that all east-west rivers merged into the Murray River as he searched for an "inland sea".
image: Apparatus to separate artesian water from natural gas, 1900s
Apparatus to separate artesian water from natural gas, 1900s
image: George Woodroffe Goyder (in 1869), Surveyor of Australia who demarcated the Goyder Line of rainfall, north of which the climate prohibited sustained agriculture
George Woodroffe Goyder (in 1869), Surveyor of Australia who demarcated the Goyder Line of rainfall, north of which the climate prohibited sustained agriculture
image: Elwood Mead, American Chairman of Victoria's Rivers and Water Supply Commission
Elwood Mead, American Chairman of Victoria's Rivers and Water Supply Commission
image: Water Usage in Australia between 2000-2001 and 2004-2005 per 1000 gigaliters, noting the predominance of agricultural use
Water Usage in Australia between 2000-2001 and 2004-2005 per 1000 gigaliters, noting the predominance of agricultural use

 

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