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'Oasis' in danger of going dry, warn irrigators

(1979) 'Oasis' in danger of going dry, warn irrigators. The Queensland Graingrower, 17 March 1979. p. 3 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Condamine River basin irrigators have warned their 'oasis' is in danger of going dry. In a submission to the Premier Mr Bjelke-Petersen, seeking urgent action to overcome declining groundwater supplies, they point out that the annual water deficit is 79,000 megalitres. The submission states that the Irrigation and Water Supply Commission has given position projections from an eight-year program that underground resources are declining at an alarming rate and will continue to do so unless withdrawal of surface and groundwater is reduced.

This article contains two photographs: Premier Mr Bjelke-Petersen trying his hand at a Cat D8; and Philip Jauncey, chairman of the Condamine River Basin Irrigators Association, Premier Mr Bjelke-Petersen, Tony Elliott, Member for Cunningham, and Richard Eggleston at the Eggleston family farm at Brookstead.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1979 The Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57190
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