Murray drying up.
2006 is the driest year for the Murray according to the Age website. It would have stopped flowing all together if storages from the upper catchments/weirs/locks were used from the lowest part of the river. The river would have been, “reduced to a series of pools at bends in the river.” so says Murray Commison general manager David Dreverman.
This is another sad example of how much our country is suffering with the drought. John Howard has called it the, “worst drought in living memory.”
Read more at – http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/drying-up-murray-on-the-brink/2007/01/03/1167777154122.html