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What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 08:31
by SethBullock

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 08:49
by HBS Guy
Overuse of water and corruption in high places. Specifically—drop in the oxygen content killed the fish.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 08:52
by SethBullock
HBS Guy wrote:Overuse of water and corruption in high places. Specifically—drop in the oxygen content killed the fish.
Overuse for what? Farming? Drinking water? Industry? All of the above?

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 09:32
by Aussie
SethBullock wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Overuse of water and corruption in high places. Specifically—drop in the oxygen content killed the fish.
Overuse for what? Farming? Drinking water? Industry? All of the above?
Growing cotton, and general farming.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 09:39
by Dax
Cotton and rice growing, purely for profit growth and not sustainability. This country can't handle the population we have, let alone support water greedy useless industry, which provides nothing to the country other than move our money to multinationals and destruction our environment. No jobs involved, it's mostly all automated and the produce goes out of the country for processing and to feed other countries, which are overcrowded and unable to support their over populated societies.

This is the reality of all our rivers, they are all dying fast and it's the same even in Tas, there are only a couple of rivers not heavily contaminated and dying, they may look good to the touros, but nothing lives in them any more because of chemical pollution from forestry, mining, pollution and human waste.

The logic of ideologues is unfathomable, yet they all continue along the denial trail and shut their eyes to the reality that is rapidity over running them and will destroy our society within a few short years.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 10:15
by Texan
I doubt this could make a dent in rivers, but in our stock tanks(ponds stocked with fish), we use solar powered aerators to oxygenate the water. We can fish as needed from the pond and use the pond to water cattle.

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Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 10:29
by HBS Guy
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... g-incident

Medindee lakes reduced to 2.5% of capacity, not enough oxygen. Maybe the fucking cotton growers can scoop up the dead fish to use as fertiliser.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 10:34
by Dax
I use aquaponics to grow my fish and lots of food, no evaporation, no water wastage, controlled and self sufficient system, runs on solar as well. Have 4 dams, they provide irrigation for the paddocks and the water runs back into the dams, the biggest dam is on a permanent creek.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 10:54
by SethBullock
Damn shame.

Any thought given to damming that river? Damming, of course, is a way of conserving water for the dry months.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 11:19
by Dax
SethBullock wrote:Damn shame.

Any thought given to damming that river? Damming, of course, is a way of conserving water for the dry months.
They dammed it for the cotton and rice growers, so no water gets down the river to towns or other farms and they allow the cotton and rice growers to steal all the water they want, above their allocation and nothing is done.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 12:00
by SethBullock
It is a misuse of a dam to conserve water above the dam for some purpose while destroying the ecosystem below the dam.

Someone's got some explaining to do.

Someone needs to get fired.

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 12:23
by Bongalong
SethBullock wrote:
Some of those fish are world class eating mate: :bike :bike :bike :bike :bike

I mean :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad <<-- that' why it's such a crying shame!

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 12:27
by Bongalong
SethBullock wrote:It is a misuse of a dam to conserve water above the dam for some purpose while destroying the ecosystem below the dam.

Someone's got some explaining to do.

Someone needs to get fired.
Yeh, it's always water problems in Australia!

I don't know why we attempt to grow rice unless we start devloping up North where there is too much water!

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 12:29
by SethBullock
Bongalong wrote:
SethBullock wrote:
Some of those fish are world class eating mate: :bike :bike :bike :bike :bike
Not that one!

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 12:31
by Bongalong
SethBullock wrote:
Bongalong wrote:
SethBullock wrote:
Some of those fish are world class eating mate: :bike :bike :bike :bike :bike
Not that one!
Yeh, the whole country is literally crying because they know the quality of the resource that is being deliberately lost to keep some rich c****s rich at the expense of everyone else!

There will never be answers,... or atleast solutions....

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 16:18
by johnsmith
What Happened To Your River?
the bloody politicians got involved with it. :roll

Re: What Happened To Your River?

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 16:31
by SethBullock
johnsmith wrote:
What Happened To Your River?
the bloody politicians got involved with it. :roll
We may not agree on all things, but there is no excuse for starving an entire ecosystem of water.

There comes a point when certain human activity has to take second place.