Much of our national infrastructure that we all take for granted – could never be built today against Green opposition.
I was reminded of this when reading the Mighty River Power www site with illustration of the hydro-electric dams on the Waikato River – the majority built more than 50 years ago.
And built [...]
My eye was caught by this media today in the SMH – Drought relief: $7.6m for Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett – 21 Nov 13 Quote – Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said producers were dealing with “extraordinarily difficult circumstances” which had left farmers and rural townships “very stressed”. “North-west of our state is undergoing a very serious [...]
I first heard this on ABC radio this morning – then this headline appeared online – Drought-affected grazier in western Queensland says shooting cattle the only humane option. Including this quote – “…xxxxxx’s station near Hughenden, east of Mount Isa, has not seen decent rain for three years…” This panel of 3 maps shows rain [...]
This news item caught my eye – Dangerous behaviour as people canoe on the Harvey Dam which could overflow any moment – Seems counter what we would expect in view of the decade long propaganda from WA water authorities about low dam levels – “our drying climate” slogans – rain never filling our dams – [...]
This Yahoo news item 23 Sep 2013 – Strong winds bring down trees and powerlines in Perth and South West – says at the end – [The Bureau of Meteorology says the front will hit early this evening and last most of the night. The Perth metropolitan area has recorded its wettest September for more [...]
Will update the chart from time to time till end October. Blue line is a 5 year average – the average of all 39 years is 909mm. There are several links to earlier relevant information in this May 2013 article – Ongoing decline in efficiency of Perth Dam catchments – reply from WA Minister Prof [...]
But do you see this reported in the mainstream media ? I can not see an article but there have been plenty when rain is lacking. Map made here, select Month to date – and Rainfall Percentages See from early August – Strange media statement about Perth rainfall
Starting on 26 August Michael Smith has a series of articles relating interesting history of Labor personalities over a decade or more associated with the water industry and the introduction of large scale seawater desalination to major Australian cities. Newest on top. This is a long term interest of mine and I just wanted the [...]
My attention has been drawn to this new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and I have had a quick check of some of the facts. Australia is 1.5% of global area – so 98.5% of the globe is also available to cause fluctuations in sea level. Australia contributes 1% of [...]
The Fairfax online news site “WA Today” has this article commenting on plentiful rain for Perth and SW WA Rainfall average under despite deluge – August 8, 2013 – 2:09PM – Leanne Nicholson Adding to the dippy headline – Included is this sentence continuing the rich tradition in official Perth Govt/water circles of downplaying rain [...]