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A Billabong at Yellow Water in Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory
A Billabong at Yellow Water in Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory

Source: Tourism NT; http://www.travelnt.com

A Canoe Tree. More than 100 years ago, the native peoples of the region carved a canoe from the bark of this tree
A Canoe Tree. More than 100 years ago, the native peoples of the region carved a canoe from the bark of this tree

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

A Farmer Feeding Cattle Cotton Seeds in New South Wales during a green drought
A Farmer Feeding Cattle Cotton Seeds in New South Wales during a green drought

Source: GNU license (CGoodwin)

A Fish Ladder at Torrumbarry weir, River Murray
A Fish Ladder at Torrumbarry weir, River Murray

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

 

Aerial view of Nangiloc, Iraak and Colignan during the 1956 Murray River Flood
Aerial view of Nangiloc, Iraak and Colignan during the 1956 Murray River Flood

Source: Public Domain

Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919), Australian politician, was a leader of the movement for Australian federation, the second Prime Minister of Australia, and a major player in establishing irrigation in Australia.
Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919), Australian politician, was a leader of the movement for Australian federation, the second Prime Minister of Australia, and a major player in establishing irrigation in Australia.

Source: Public Domain

Apparatus to separate artesian water from natural gas, 1900s
Apparatus to separate artesian water from natural gas, 1900s

Source: John Oxley Library

Artesian Bore Drilling Plant in Queensland, 1900
Artesian Bore Drilling Plant in Queensland, 1900

Source: John Oxley Library

Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009. They were flooded in an effort to recreate natural water flows
Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009. They were flooded in an effort to recreate natural water flows

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009. This was an effort to preserve environmental health during the drought
Artificially flooded wetlands in Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009. This was an effort to preserve environmental health during the drought

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Captain Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869)-- an English explorer of Australia who led several expeditions into the interior. He found that all east-west rivers merged into the Murray River as he searched for an "inland sea".
Captain Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869)-- an English explorer of Australia who led several expeditions into the interior. He found that all east-west rivers merged into the Murray River as he searched for an "inland sea".

Source: Public Domain

Center Pivot Irrigation near Euberta in the Riverina region of New South Wales
Center Pivot Irrigation near Euberta in the Riverina region of New South Wales

Source: Creative Commons (Virtual Steve)

Cliffs along the Murray River, near Younghusband, South Australia, with a Houseboat on the Right and an Australian Pelican in the Foreground
Cliffs along the Murray River, near Younghusband, South Australia, with a Houseboat on the Right and an Australian Pelican in the Foreground

Source: Creative Commons (Scharks)

Dead/Dying River Red Gum Trees on the lower Murray River near Berri, South Australia, 2003
Dead/Dying River Red Gum Trees on the lower Murray River near Berri, South Australia, 2003

Source: GNU license (Tannin)

Diesel Water Pump for Irrigation in Mildura, Victoria
Diesel Water Pump for Irrigation in Mildura, Victoria

Source: Creative Commons (Longhair)

Drought-affected Fields in the Victorian Countryside outside Benambra
Drought-affected Fields in the Victorian Countryside outside Benambra

Source: GNU license (Flagstaff Fotos)

Elwood Mead, American Chairman of Victoria's Rivers and Water Supply Commission
Elwood Mead, American Chairman of Victoria's Rivers and Water Supply Commission

Source: Public Domain

Flood marker on the River Murray, with the peak marking the high point of the 1956 flood
Flood marker on the River Murray, with the peak marking the high point of the 1956 flood

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Flood markers at Lock 11 in Mildura. The second highest red marking is where the river reached in 1956
Flood markers at Lock 11 in Mildura. The second highest red marking is where the river reached in 1956

Source: Creative Commons (Longhair)

George Woodroffe Goyder (in 1869), Surveyor of Australia who demarcated the Goyder Line of rainfall, north of which the climate prohibited sustained agriculture
George Woodroffe Goyder (in 1869), Surveyor of Australia who demarcated the Goyder Line of rainfall, north of which the climate prohibited sustained agriculture

Source: Public Domain

Grapevines in Mildura, Victoria, 2006
Grapevines in Mildura, Victoria, 2006

Source: Public Domain (Longhair)

Hot water bore hole into the Great Artesian Basin in Thargomindah, April 2007
Hot water bore hole into the Great Artesian Basin in Thargomindah, April 2007

Source: GNU (Kdliss)

Hume Dam
Hume Dam

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Hume Reservoir now showing a forest that was submerged when the Hume Dam was built, July 2009
Hume Reservoir now showing a forest that was submerged when the Hume Dam was built, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Hume Reservoir water level marker, showing the significantly reduced level of water, July 2009
Hume Reservoir water level marker, showing the significantly reduced level of water, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Level 5 Water Restrictions in Goulburn, New South Wales in 2006
Level 5 Water Restrictions in Goulburn, New South Wales in 2006

Source: GNU license (Bidgee)

Little Sandy Desert near Durba Spring, 2007
Little Sandy Desert near Durba Spring, 2007

Source: GNU (Peter WH)

Moree Water Bore in New South Wales, 1898
Moree Water Bore in New South Wales, 1898

Source: John Oxley Library

Pejar Dam, the Water Supply for Goulburn, New South Wales, in November 2005
Pejar Dam, the Water Supply for Goulburn, New South Wales, in November 2005

Source: Creative Commons License (AYArktos)

Pumping Machinery to bring water from the River Murray to flood wetlands in the Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009
Pumping Machinery to bring water from the River Murray to flood wetlands in the Hattah Kulkyne National Park, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Red Gum Tree suffering water stress, July 2009
Red Gum Tree suffering water stress, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

River Murray near Barmah-Millewa Forest, July 2009
River Murray near Barmah-Millewa Forest, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Sheep Grazing on Dry Paddocks in the Riverina Region during the 2007 Drought
Sheep Grazing on Dry Paddocks in the Riverina Region during the 2007 Drought

Source: GNU License (Virtual Steve)

Tempini Orchards near Lake Boga, trees grown on reclaimed saline land, July 2009
Tempini Orchards near Lake Boga, trees grown on reclaimed saline land, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

The Dry Bed of the Paroo River near Wilcannia, May 2002
The Dry Bed of the Paroo River near Wilcannia, May 2002

Source: Creative Commons (Peter Woodard)

The Paroo River at Wanaaring, New South Wales, Australia, July 2001
The Paroo River at Wanaaring, New South Wales, Australia, July 2001

Source: Creative Commons (Peter Woodard)

The Wonga Wetlands, Albury, a successful effort to recreate seasonal flooding and heal damage done to the local environment through river regulation, July 2009
The Wonga Wetlands, Albury, a successful effort to recreate seasonal flooding and heal damage done to the local environment through river regulation, July 2009

Source: Author-Nicholas Breyfogle

Water trough on a sheep farm 50km north of Deniliquin, New South Wales
Water trough on a sheep farm 50km north of Deniliquin, New South Wales

Source: GNU license