Letter to The Editor - Canberra Water for Environmental Flow?
A notice to THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA and THE PEOPLE OF CANBERRA.
A delegation of people from waterless western NSW is planning to come to Canberra to demonstrate to the people of the ACT how they are destroying lives and businesses across the Murray-Darling Basin.
“We intend to drain Lake Burley Griffin as an environmental flow down the Murrumbidgee River.
Just as the MDB Authority did with the Menindee Lakes.
“Then to add more volume to this environmental flow we will also drain the Cotter dam.
Just as the MDB Authority did with Keepit and Burrendong Dams.
“Then when the people of the ACT have no water for basic needs we will try to get you some bottled water.
“You must make-do with bottled water until there is rain in the catchment.
“We are very angry people so do please do not get in our way.”
Ron Pike, Sapphire Beach, NSW
Ron Pike has spent a lifetime in the Murray Darling Basin. He is water spokesman for the Saltbush Club.
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