Friday, June 01, 2007

The drought, and beauty, stricken Murray-Darling

About six weeks ago the Prime Minister of Australia announced that the agricultural communities' water allocations within the 'breadbasket of Australia', the Murray-Darling basin, would needed to be 'turned-off' if drought-relieving rains did not fall in time.

That time is about now. So how is the Murray-Darling basin currently holding up? Please do enjoy this stunning photo-essay by Ben Rushton for the SMH. While it captures the effects of the longest, and deepest, drought on the area that gives Australia it's food security, plus a handsome export dollar or two, there is no avoiding the utter, utter beauty of the region... regardless of the state of it's rivers.

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