Only hard rain on the way – drought rain

It’s amazing that Victorian and New South Wales farmers talk confidently about guaranteed water. Interviews in newspapers and on radio have them praising suggestions of piping water to them, when in fact there is no water to funnel along those pipes.

Haven’t they read the reports on the future of Victoria’s climate? It’s going to be dry, very dry; there is going to be no spring rains, and even if there were it would be needed to prime the soil to get run-off to fill the rivers and reservoirs.If we had three years of good rain our waterways would only begin to be healthy.

Local councils are still giving away water to new industries. A new Chinese protein plant in Maryborough in Victoria is to get the aquifer water that was to go to the small towns in the area (they’re all on stage 4) and most residents think they’re getting treated sewerage water because of the foul taste and extra chlorine. The protein plant is designed to ake animal blood from around several states and turn it into animal fodder. I seem to remember that’s how new diseases are developed.

In the south of Australia there is to be no water in the way of yesteryear. Drought clouds, heavy with rain, pass us by. If there are heavy drops they last for thirty seconds and pock mark street dust.

Wake up guys, no matter how optimistic you are the rain isn’t coming. I’ve been one of you. I’ve done a naked rain (and fertility) dance down behind the empty hayshed. That year the rain did come but hasn’t to any repeats. I made the leap to a new lifestyle. It was hard but not as hard as being a farmer.

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