The Big Dry Drought in SE Australia

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  • The Big Dry Drought in SE Austraila
    • impacts
      • farmers incomes down 30%
        • 70% of river redgum trees died
    • response
      • farm diversification - rice to grapes
      • domestic regulations in Queensland - only allowed to water lawns 4-8pm
    • backgound
      • murray - darling baison
      • in New South Wales and Queensland
      • 2000s
  • smallest rice crop since 1927
    • highest price of water ever - $50 per megalitre to $1200
      • farmers only allocated 20% of water they needed
  • response
    • farm diversification - rice to grapes
    • domestic regulations in Queensland - only allowed to water lawns 4-8pm

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