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  • Coffin Bay - Lakes Need Water
    Letters and Submissions More Reading Maps About Us Links Act Now Maps Coffin Bay Coffin Bay South Australia read about the region Coffin Bay has a narrow opening to the sea and provides sheltered areas for fishing and boating Note

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/maps/coffin-bay (2016-02-09)
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  • Tin Can Bay - Lakes Need Water
    Estuary Lower Lakes Facts Vision Statement The Barrages Photo Gallery Latest News Letters and Submissions More Reading Maps About Us Links Act Now Maps Tin Can Bay Read about Tin Cay Bay Qld No barrages here either Tin Can Bay

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/maps/Tin-Can-Bay (2016-02-09)
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  • Venus Bay - Lakes Need Water
    Gallery Latest News Letters and Submissions More Reading Maps About Us Links Act Now Maps Venus Bay Read about Venus Bay A narrow channel to the ocean and an agricultural industry around it Also a commercial fishing industry and no

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/maps/venus-bay (2016-02-09)
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  • Newspaper Contacts - Lakes Need Water
    to the editor should bear a full postal address and a telephone number and preferably be less than 200 words The Australian letters theaustralian com au The Sydney Morning Herald letters smh com au tips for posting here Adelaide Advertiser advedit adv newsltd com au The Victor Harbor Times editorial victortimes ruralpress com The Land letters theland ruralpress com The Weekly Times wtimes theweeklytimes com au Stock Land stockandland ruralpress

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/act/newspaper-contacts (2016-02-09)
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  • Soil Salinisation - Lakes Need Water
    Maps About Us Links Act Now Problems confronting the Coorong Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth CLLMM Soil Salinisation Soil salinisation or salinization is a problem all around Australia resulting from the clearing of native vegetation to make way for agriculture Excess water leaches down into the saline layers of soil flushing salts to the surface The barrages by raising the water level by 0 75m have worsened the problem by

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/lower-lakes-coorong-problems/soil-salinity (2016-02-09)
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  • Acid Sulphate Soils (ASS) - Lakes Need Water
    Soil Research Program 2010 Acid bearing pyrite rich acid soil on the surface of lower Currency Creek Recent rains bring sulphuric acid to the surface Currency Creek Pyrites on the surface acid in the cracks Left a piece of school chalk c alcium carbonate dissolving in acid Why should I care about acid sulphate soils While acid sulphate soils do not pose a significant risk to human health or the environment when undisturbed disturbance by drainage dewatering or soil excavation can cause significant environmental and economic impacts including fish kills damage to estuarine fisheries and loss of biodiversity in wetlands and waterways contamination of surface and ground water resources by acids arsenic heavy metals and other contaminants loss of agricultural productivity and corrosion of concrete and steel infrastructure by acidic soil and water Once exposed winds can be expected carry acid sulphate soils over large distances with toxic dusts likely to reach Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula on south easterly winds Corrosion on new galvanized steel fence click to enlarge image Explain the acidification of Lake Alexandrina countdown The current modelled critical acidification threshold water levels are minus 1 5m AHD for Lake Alexandrina and minus 0 5m AHD for

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/lower-lakes-coorong-problems/ass-acid-sulphate-soils (2016-02-09)
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  • Acid Sulphate Soils Around Australia - Lakes Need Water
    River Murray and Lower Lakes has local reports and maps of sites being monitored Also worth watching are these Catalyst videos on Acid Mud Bottle Bend Lagoon is featured in this video Read the Acid Sulfate Soil Assessment in Finniss River Currency Creek Black Swamp and Goolwa Channel 4MB report from CSIRO June 2009 on the acid sulfate soil problems around the Lower Lakes Contained in this report are these two diagrams predicting the extent of acid sulphate soils at different AHD levels Notice the current AHD level in our side nav bar at left Click on images to enlarge Lake Alexandrina Lake Albert As of August 2009 20 000 ha of acid sulphate soils are exposed in the Lower Lakes of SA For a complete mapping of ASS soils in the Lower Lakes 2MB view this map by CSIRO showing it at 5AHD Acid Sulphate Soil Management between Lock 1 and Wellington As of 5 May 2010 a program to monitor the wetlands for ASS Other States Read about acid sulfate soils in Western Australia and how it has affected the coastline The Peel Harvey waterways of WA which include a very large shallow estuary and how bringing in

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/lower-lakes-coorong-problems/acid-sulphate-around-australia (2016-02-09)
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  • Desertification - Lakes Need Water
    the area of the Sea to reduce so much that former fishing villages were left high and dry Salt and pesticide laden winds caused many heath problems in the surrounding areas In the case of the Lower Lakes if Lake Alexandrina is reduced to a series of isolated and acidified pools and the shallower Lake Albert dries out completely desertification would affect hundreds of thousands of people living and working

    Original URL path: http://www.lakesneedwater.org/lower-lakes-coorong-problems/desertification (2016-02-09)
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