Tag: water

White water rafting business forced to move south as King River dries up

Posted December 12, 2015 14:45:22 Photo: King River Rafting has started operating on the more tame River Derwent because of low water levels on the King River. (Supplied: King River Rafting) Record low rainfall is forcing a Tasmanian rafting business to shift its operations from the west coast to the south in order to survive….


WA’s native water rat, the rakali, ‘in decline’

Posted December 11, 2015 08:29:48 Photo: Wildlife experts say Western Australia’s only freshwater aquatic animal, the rakali, appears to be under threat. (Supplied: David Judge) Map: Geraldton 6530 Populations of Western Australia’s only freshwater aquatic mammal appear to be under threat, according to wildlife experts. Although the rakali lives in patches across Australia, many people…


Fish kill investigation concentrate moves to water quality

Posted December 03, 2015 17:58:19 Scientists investigating the deaths of more than 1,000 fish at Cockburn Sound, south of Perth, say early tests recommend environmental variables are most likely to blame. The dead fish initial washed up in late November. This week there have been more reports of big numbers of dead blowfish and snapper…


Traffic chaos as burst water main floods Perth CBD

Posted November 30, 2015 21:40:03 A burst water principal in the centre of Perth has flooded the area and slowed peak hour traffic to a crawl. Water Corporation crews have shut down the principal at the corner of William and Murray streets, which sent water flooding over the road and footpaths. The burst principal has…


Taking an inventory of all the water stored under ground

Agen Sabung Ayam What’s in your properly? (credit: National Park Service- Sonoran Desert) You most likely make it via most days without pondering about groundwater. All you know is that water comes out of the faucet when you turn the deal with, and there‚Äôs fresh generate (and beer!) at the grocery store. Some locations rely…