Lakes Need Water
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 were artificially maintained as freshwater lakes when there was not enough freshwater to replenish them. Read this 2020 paper to learn about what could happen if the barrages were removed and sea levels rise under climate change.
This site, developed by Susan Myers, was active between 2008 and 2012, when the effects of the "Millennium Drought" were severe in South Australia and devastated the Lower Lakes region. It represents a collaboration of articles from Lower Lakes locals who asked questions and discovered information not always presented in the media and the political system. Susie's Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Submission can be found here.
Susie lost her battle to brain cancer on 12th February 2020.