- Citizen has noticed lower river flow in recent years.
- Stream flow has decreased in southern Australia since the 70s.
- Mildura is getting drier, it has experienced below average rainfall for 12 of the past 15 years.
- Sufficient stream flow is important to maintain a high level of water quality,continued reductions will put make it harder for rivers to dilute pollution and waste discharges.
What can be done?
- Email your local MP and tell them that action on climate is important to you and explain the impacts being felt in your area. One email might not feel like much but most politicians consider it to be representative of 100 citizens.
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* We aim to keep our material as accurate and as relevant as possible. Working with climate science, a field that is being constantly updated, keeps us on our toes. Information on this site was gathered on June 1 2019; if you notice information that needs updating please let us know. For the full reference list please see the following.
“Australian Climate Change Site Data – Mildura Airport”, Bureau of Meteorology, access April 23 2019, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/hqsites/site_data.cgi?variable=rain&area=aus&station=076031&dtype=anom&period=annual&ave_yr=0