Windblown Dust

These photos taken on the 10th of May 2010 are of the windblown dust South of Milang and on the Currency Creek flats of South Australia. 

A year later, and the same problem is back.

While ‘freshwater only’ activists argue about the degree to which seawater would have influenced the salinity mix of the estuary during drought periods before European settlement, and claim that fresh water is the only ‘natural’ state of this estuarine system, they are apparently willing to accept these vast expanses of windblown sand, the exposure of acid sulphate soils and the physical restructuring of historical shorelines as a preferred and more natural option than the creation of a living estuary. 

To promote the vegetation of these exposed lake beds as a management ‘solution’ when the strategy is clearly flawed and has demonstrably failed to remedy the problems of windblown erosion and deposition over large areas is a waste of public money and effort if a viable and much more environmentally friendly alternative is readily available.  Read more...

by Trevor Harden

Click on the photos to enlarge.

Acid sulphate soils on the move.

'Nature' dealing with exposed lakebed

South of Milang, SA.

Are we satisfied with this as an outcome?

Milang, obliterated.

Currency Creek from Finniss Channel

near Clayton

This was a lake and could have 

easily been an estuary.

Lakebed 're-vegetation' strategy - 

Is it functional or flawed?

Who believes that exposed lakebeds

are being successfully managed?