Murray River at Swan Hill, Victoria

Murray River at Swan HIll, Victoria September 2007

Murray River at Swan HIll, Victoria September 2007

Our holiday in Victoria

September 2007

During our short stay in Swan Hill last year we stayed in a cabin in one of the local caravan parks. This park fronts the Murray River, Australia’s longest river. In the morning I wandered along down to the river bank. What I saw reinforced the poor state of our major river system as a result of the prolonged drought. The low water level can be clearly seen in this series of photos. You can see where the water is normally, and how far down it was last September. I believe that the situation has not improved much since. We are hoping for extensive and significant rainfall during this winter as well as above average snow falls in the Snowy Mountains.

Murray River, Swan Hill, Victoria, September 2007

Murray River, Swan Hill, Victoria, September 2007

Murray River, Swan Hill, Victoria, September 2007

Murray River, Swan Hill, Victoria, September 2007

 

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