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Toll Of Australian Drought - 46 Cubic Kilometers Of Freshwater, Mapping Project Shows - AAP
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Satellite mapping of Australia's fresh water supplies shows the continent has lost the equivalent of 92 Sydney Harbours in fresh water in the past three years.

The global mapping project, using US and German satellites, found Australia suffered a net loss of 46 cubic kilometres of fresh water since 2002, Fairfax newspapers report.

The lost water could have quenched Sydney's thirst for more than 80 years, based on consumption patterns.

While the data confirmed Australia was in drought, it would take another five years of mapping to determine whether the loss was the result of a long-term climate change trend.

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http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=34430...
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