And rivers need estuaries...
Learn why the Lower Lakes of the River Murray (Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert) should be restored to their historical estuarine environment.
Learn why barrages were constructed in the 1930's to keep the sea out and turn the lakes into freshwater lakes.
Look at a map of the region.
Does it make sense to continue using the barrages as sea walls instead of working with the natural estuarine environment of the Lower Lakes?
Read this 2010 Summary of the Crisis for details of the problems of the drought when the Lakes are maintained as freshwater lakes and there is not enough freshwater to supply them.
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