Monday, 18 February 2008

A Dirty Shame

The Barron River at Kuranda Bridge

Barron River Falls (see earlier post "Giant Dragons" when river is not in flood)

A Dirty Shame

Every time it rains heavily in the Atherton Tablelands the Barron River turns a brownish or caramel colour due to run-off. Reasons for this are simple: poor agricultural practices on the Tablelands and “development”. Where does all this silt end up? Out on the Great Barrier Reef, of course. It’s a real tragedy. What more can I say?

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