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Dams and floods

The present floods in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia have caused substantial damage to life and property. Questions have been raised as to whether the impacts of the floods could have been better mitigated. Are levees or dams the answer? Both the Federal Government and Opposition have raised possible solutions to this issue in the future.The Coalition has established a task force of Shadow Ministers to examine potential dam sites for flood mitigation and water storage (see useful articles here and here). The Minister for Regional Affairs, Simon Crean, discussed the possibility of constructing levees to protect parts of Brisbane (see useful articles here and here).The impact ... Read more...

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