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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 10:59 PM
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Australia's worsening drought demands complete lifestyle change
Goulburn, just 200km south of Sydney, is a town with water on its mind.
The worst drought in a generation is lapping at the very existence of a settlement of 22,000 people that used to be a byword for pastoral plenty.

Pejar Dam is below 10 percent of its capacity and Goulburn will run out of water early next year unless the drought breaks and there is significant rain.

Water restrictions that aim residents at a target of 150 liters each a day mean school playing fields are too hard to play on and the swimming pool is closed. Lawns are dead and gardens withered away.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/200...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 11:17 PM
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1. I wish rain for you, Australia!
We're having a wee bit of a drought here in upper New York but nothing like this.

We're hoping for thunderstorms in the next couple of days.
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Boomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 11:27 AM
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2. Can we spell "short-sighted"?
>> Despite living on the world's second driest continent after Antarctica, only Canadians and Americans use more water per capita than Australians. <<

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