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Regional NSW is running out of water supplies

Communities are facing a tough road ahead. Photo: ABC

Parts of regional NSW could run out of water as early as November, with other locations set to follow, as reports predict the “worst-case scenario” for communities with no urgent intervention.

Almost a dozen towns across regional New South Wales and southern Queensland are staring down the battle of a crisis that’s been dubbed “day zero”.

CRISIS POINT

Many parts of regional New South Wales are facing an unprecedented water shortage.

The projections from NSW’s river operator and bulk water supplies, WaterNSW, show without significant rain, the first towns to lose water supply will be Dubbo, Cobar, Nyngan and Narromine — with the Macquarie River forecast to run dry by November.

The Macquarie River experiences an average inflow of 1448GL annually, but in the past two years, has seen just 97GL enter the river system.

Furthermore, Australia’s longest river — the Murray — has also been severely affected, with 901GL of water entering the system in the past 12 months, compared to its annual average of 5000GL.

It’s been described as a “critical situation” by NSW Water Minster Melinda Pavey, with the government insisting it’s doing everything it can to get through this devastating drought:

Water supplies are becoming rare. Photo: News.com.au

The data also shows that Menindee Lakes, which is a source of flows for the Lower Darling and is a vital fish nursery, received just six gigalitres of water in the past year. The inflow average is 1387GL.

Under the worst-case scenario, the Lachlan River, which runs through the state’s central west, is projected to run dry by March 2020, leaving many NSW towns in dire conditions.

The river is the fourth longest in Australia and annually receives an average of 1212GL of water but in the last year recorded inflows of just 107GL.

Reports also suggest the state’s northwest will soon follow if the upper Namoi River doesn’t receive any rainfall, along with a group of rivers which straddle the NSW/QLD border under threat.

WaterNSW predicts the most rivers will run dry by September 2020 without government intervention and rain across the region to assist struggling communities.

FARMERS STRUGGLING

Farming and agriculture has been at the forefront of Australia’s development as a nation since the very beginning, feeding our growing population and providing an underlying economic lynchpin that has been vital to our prosperity.

Two years ago, Malcolm Turnbull announced a $190 million ‘relief package’ to help drought-stricken farmers continue to battle one of the worst dry periods ever recorded.

The current extended dry span is now evaporating most of the moisture in NSW soil and was described by Turnbull as “one of the worst droughts of the past century”.

It  was revealed that the $190 million distributed evenly between effected farmers would result in payments of up to only $12,000 each for the bank accounts of those battling with the water deficit west of the divide.

Drought-awareness campaigner, Edwina Robertson – who broke down during an emotional confrontation with Turnbull in regional New South Wales – spoke on the ‘relief’ package:

“I think there’s just no understanding of what people need and how dire it is.

That’s the worrying thing, that people are doing it seriously tough and, you know, $12,000 in two payments over 12 months is just not enough. It’s not enough at all.”

Her sentiment echo’s most in outback Australia, who say it is all but too late and too little of an effort by a government that routinely gives away billions in taxpayer funds to foreign interests and corporations.

The state faces a drought of “unprecedented proportions” over the next 12 months.

Government and media authorities attempting to ‘help the farmers’ are all a smoke screen to distract the public from the fact this situation was manufactured and isn’t meant to be fixed any time soon.

Critics have pointed to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, which is “tearing communities apart” as water flows through Queensland, NSW and Victoria to South Australia, which they say is “full of water”.

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WATER GONE PRIVATE

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, and has decades of experience in managing water scarcity, which has allowed countries in our region to gain access to investment expertise and technology in resource management for a number of years.

As an era of uncertainty regarding water supplies approaches, new public reports on foreign investments reveal that over 10 per cent of entitlements in Australia are currently owned by foreigners, with China and the US at the top.

This follows revelations in November 2017 the amount of land owned by Chinese interests had soared above 3 million hectares, more than double declared by the Australian Taxation Office.

Achieved through the highly criticised Murray-Darling Basin plan, many of these private interests control some of the most diverse parts of Australian water supplies, sealed away from the public. 

The World Bank has estimated that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries with absolute water scarcity and two-thirds of the world’s population will be under water stress.

The effects of growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will see demand for water rise exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain, according to the report.

This was reinforced in a 2015 report by Natasha Fox, who found drought, pollution and population growth would cause a water shortage by 2030, creating the potential for instability in the Indo-Pacific region.

A continued trend in this direction will drive regional New South Wales into further struggle, forcing more individuals to negotiate with banks, form conglomerates that cut profitability and sustainability, or sell their assets to the foreign interests responsible.

As the backbone of our country continues to be left for dead, we must support our Australian battlers who incorporate a strong sense of tradition, adaptability and resilience born of necessity. 


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3 Comments on “Regional NSW is running out of water supplies”

  1. Danny
    September 17, 2019 at 19:29 #

    The agenda is to remove our productivity and persons from the land and make it unavailable to us. Force people into so-called smart cities etc.
    They are doing dangerously darn good job in that regard.

    They will also be able to force in their dangerous GMO crap easier this way.

    The wholesale aerosol spraying of nano sized conductive particulates that make technologies like HAARP and ‘Australian Rain Technology’ more effective.

    Declassified FOI documents from the CIA’s own website show that the weather has been manipulated since the late 50’s.

    Induced droughts/floods to sway public opinion towards man made climate change…

    There’s some good info here: http://www.stopthecrime.net/source.html

    Deborah Tavares exposes of how they ignited the Californian wildfires via DEW aka direct energy weapons which the powers use a laser type of technology to further their agenda.

    Make no mistake, with the right conditions, they will be able (if not already), ignite devastating bush-fires here in Australia too, in order to further their agenda.

    Things are going to get much, much worse and the wealthy are deliberately orchestrating a collapse.
    Not just in Australia, but world wide. The elites want complete control of the wealth and autonomy of every citizen.

    The storm is coming. Start networking with other people. Friends and family will be vital in the coming months and years.

    –> https://tinyurl.com/y5ro3x37

    Extreme individual self interest is the malignant mind of the psychopath…and that is exactly the type of personality that governs this country and indeed the world.

    ~Christian Marx.

    • Protestant
      September 19, 2019 at 03:01 #

      Danny, you are absolutely right in all that you said. It could be that the water is being diverted, bottled up and sold to India or China, like the Chinese companies who have been quietly allowed to fill up huge water tanker “balloon” ships in the freshwater Great Lakes of the U.S.A., and float them back to China. The Illuminati Globalist “elite” have already secured their own vast freshwater aquifers in their hideout country called “ANDINIA” in Patagonia. See “Zionists Set Their Sights on Patagonia” and “The Andinia Plan”.

      While visiting her 11,000 acre estate with Ted Turner in Patagonia years ago, Jane Fonda said wouldn’t it be nice if “something happened” in America so that she was forced to stay in Patagonia. Along with George Soros, who has bought nearly a million acres nearby, plus a Bariloche resort. Then there’s Angela Merkel, who has bought an estate not far from George Bush’s, and Sylvester Stallone, etc. Even the Queen owns an estate there called “Monte Dinero”, and her grandchildren are being taught to speak Spanish by their Spanish nanny.

      Luciano Benetton, the Italian textile magnate, spent $50 million a few years ago for nearly 2.2 million acres of sheep ranches, which sprawl along a 60-mile length of the Chubut River valley and supply his company’s wool mills.

      A land agent there said, “I have more demand for good ranches than I have ranches to sell,” He spends most of his days trolling the region’s dirt back roads in search of potential sellers and recently flew south to Patagonia’s tip to scout for ranches there.

      “I have orders to buy ranches with no price limit, and I can’t find them,” he says with a sigh.
      “People say, ‘Why in the world do you want to invest in something so far away?’ ”

      Answer: the Illuminati have no intention of going into “Underground Bunkers”. That’s just disinformation for the peasants. They are going to Andinia.

  2. watzzupsport
    September 18, 2019 at 09:15 #

    Hey Nathan I did leave a comment on your Instagram account in regards to the water shortage and how it is affecting me personally but when I saw the comment from Danny I thought I had to leave my own thoughts on the points he made.

    Whereas there is technology that can influence weather conditions to blame the “elites” whoever they are, is to be blinded to the possibilities that the issues that impact our climate are natural and cyclic.

    With observable inputs from scientific data of sunspot and solar activities as well as the magnetic pole movement these natural cycles present a more clear and present danger than what any ” evil elite” conspiracy theory may pose.

    There are reliable recorded events as to changes to climate and grow zones when these natural cycles appear. You are better off investigating the possible impacts of the grand solar minimum cycle and the shifting magnetic poles which influence the Jet streams and other climate forcing effects on the food chain and just in time delivery systems. Regards Russell

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