NSW dam levels reach 100 per cent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 per cent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling in to the east coast of Australia will almost certainly bring more rain to dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they they have not been this full since the 1990s. 100 per cent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

River red gums record the history and health of the Murray River system. And they’re suffering

River red gums record the history and health of the Murray River system. And they’re suffering

Until recently, a big old river red gum greeted people on the road that runs along the banks of the Murray River near the Walker Flat ferry crossing in South Australia. “I looked at it every time I came off the punt,” says Fiona Giles, spokesperson for the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation. Walker Flat is one of … Read more

Tony Galati and brother Vincent slugged $10,000 for exceeding water allocation

Tony Galati and brother Vincent slugged ,000 for exceeding water allocation

Farmer, businessman and so-called Spud King Tony Galati and his brother Vincent Galati have been ordered to pay more than $10,000 for the excess use of allotted groundwater at their West Australian farm. Key points: The Galati brothers have pleaded guilty to overusing a water allotment by 180 million litres The amount is the equivalent to 90 Olympic-sized swimming … Read more

Equilibrium/Sustainability — NYC real estate races to curb carbon emissions

Equilibrium/Sustainability — NYC real estate races to curb carbon emissions

New York developers are scrambling to curb big-building carbon emissions, as a deadline to clean up the city’s towering real estate gradually approaches. Amid escalating temperatures, extreme weather conditions and rising seas, the city council passed a law in 2019 aimed at slashing the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for climate change, The New York Times … Read more

Murray Darling Basin Authority ponders how to fix sand build-up blocking river flow

Murray Darling Basin Authority ponders how to fix sand build-up blocking river flow

Dredging has been considered as one option to fix a “sand slug” in the Murray River estimated to be bigger than a dozen Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Key points: Several options are being explored to fix a ‘sand slug’ in the Murray River Sand build-up at a narrow point in the river has seen water capacity greatly reduced Experts say the sand … Read more

Los Angeles to cut outdoor watering to 2 days a week | State & Regional

Los Angeles to cut outdoor watering to 2 days a week | State & Regional

By JOHN ANTCZAK – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is moving to require its nearly 4 million residents to reduce outdoor watering from three days a week to two as California’s drought lengthens, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. The planned restriction for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power … Read more