rhino wrote:I have heard of this idea before, including piping NT water into the upper tributaries of the Murray Darling system in Qld and letting it come south that way. There are some rather serious environmental concerns with this idea. Tropical fungii, animal and plant diseases, and even cane toad eggs could end up down here. Severe filtration may solve these problems, I don't know how practical it would be. One thing's for sure : there's a lot more water up there than they need. However, there's enough water down here for us too, all we have to do is capture it. In the end, would we be better off piping and filtering NT water to SA, or capturing and filtering Adelaide's own runoff, which is more than enough for our needs?
What you say is true. In fact these issues were brought up at the last WA state elections when the Liberals wanted a pipeline or channel built from the Ord River. The idea is there anyway and the filtration solution as well, should they want to take it.
Now, back to mining...
Things are looking better and better at Oxiana's Prominent Hill Mine. I wonder if we could end up with another decent mining town like Roxby Downs up in the desert?
I don't have a map handy. Is Prominent Hill close to Coober Pedy? If yes, there may be no need for another township, but just expansion.