Snowy River

To: "Richard Johnson" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Snowy River
From: "Peter Waanders" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 09:34:31 +0930
The reasoning behind the argument that restoring (part of) the Snowy's flow would deteriorate the Murray-Darling Basin is as follows:
A proportion of River Murray water is diverted from the Snowy, increasing the quantity of water in the River Murray's water as well as the quality.
It is widely feared in SA that if the Snowy would be allowed to (partly) flow again, the quantity of water entering the Murray would decrease with detrimental impacts on floodplains (already crying out for a decent flood) and water quality (already extremely turbid).
I understand that the current Snowy's proposal includes no changes to the amount of water to enter the Murray, which would alleviate those concerns.

Peter Waanders
Riverland West Local Action Planning
Project Officer
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