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The honourable [name of minister or senator]

Dear [title];

The facts are clear (http://www.lakesneedwater.org/facts). Due to drought and overallocation there is insufficient freshwater in the Murray-Darling Basin to support environmental flows to the Lower Lakes.  I support the construction of the weir at Wellington and the opening of the barrages to let in seawater on a permanent basis.  Furthermore, I support restoring the Lower Lakes and Coorong back to the healthy estuarine/marine system it once was prior to construction of the barrages.

Delaying further only increases the risk of catastrophic and permanent ecological damage to the Lakes. Please act now to put water back into the Lakes.

Yours sincerely,