Seawater saved the day

28 March 2010

Dear LNW:

I notice on the Lakes Need water web site in the latest news segment 27 March 2010 that Professor Kingsford is quoted in a SMH article that Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert are below sea level for the first time in 7,000 years.

I find that hard to believe or is he admitting that prior to 1939, because there were no Barrages, that sea water saved the day?  During the drought of 1915, salt water ( not sea water according DEH ) reached Mannum.  

Was this another year that sea water entering the Murray Mouth saved the Lower Lakes from going below sea level?


Sean Murphy