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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Is history repeating itself?

Dear Beagle Editor,

It seems Eurobodalla Shire Council is proposing construction of another water storage dam. Mention of it brought back memory of a meeting in the then-new Council Chambers of Local, State and Federal Government representatives to discuss proposals for a dam on the Tuross River (by blocking off Tuross Gorge) and another on the Clyde River, the first to supply water to places inland and the other Ulladulla-ward. It seemed plans had proceeded some way, but the whole thing was halted by the NSW Government’s prohibition of on-stream dams. Subsequently other proposals for dams, one north of Narooma and another on a Deua River estuary (the latter would, it was said, have allowed weather to be gravity-fed to many areas) have come to nothing.

So, is the State Government now willing to permit on-stream dams? It would be a far more sensible thing then not.

Some locals might also remember when late last century a Tuross girl wrote to the Premier expressing concern that the damage deflated balloons might be doing to wildlife, in particular those of an aquatic disposition. The Premier agreed with her, and said something would be done. We’ll say no more. Eric Wiseman, Moruya. Editors Note: For reference: Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Tuross River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources This page contains information on the draft water sharing plan for viewing or downloading. The draft plan was on public exhibition from Monday 6 May 2013 to Friday 28 June 2013. Southern Water Supply Storage - Eurobodalla Council Project: Identify and design a second water storage facility for Eurobodalla in the southern part of the shire.Start: September 2016Expected completion: Financial Year 17-18

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