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  • The “historic” nature of the Lakes was largely freshwater supported by the local knowledge of indigenous peoples.
  • It is unnatural for the Lakes to become predominantly seawater, leading to the loss of much flora and fauna which is adapted to the freshwater environment.
  • Australia is a signatory to the Ramsar wetland treaty to preserve the Lakes wetlands.
  • Bioremediation” is advocated through liming and planting of the exposed soils.
  • More water should be released from upstream to maintain the Lakes levels at some minimum of their determination. 
  • No weirs should be constructed to maintain pool levels for the intake for Adelaide’s supply.
  • No consideration appears to have been given to the problem of evaporation from the surface of the Lakes.