Essays Tagged: "Murray Darling Basin"

The Water Cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle) and ground water salinity.

salty water before it discharges into surface streams. If left to discharge into rivers such as the Murray and Murrumbidgee it will raise the salinity in these streams lowering water quality for town ... mple the Mallee Cliffs piping scheme with a capital cost of $12 mill reduced the salt levels in the Murray River by 29,000 tonnes/year (Murray Darling Basin Commission 1999). The piping method is the ...

(5 pages) 132 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Murray Darling Basin.

Location And CharacteristicsThe Murray-Darling Basin is found in the eastern Highland ranging from Tambo in North Western Queensland ... ustralia to Tenterfield in eastern NSW. It covers an area of over 1 million square kilometres. The Murray Darling Basin is a system comprising of over 20 major rivers, about 3 000 wetlands and 52 Nat ... is nearly 650 000 ha. The Basin comprises of one seventh of the surface area of Australia, with the Murray alone covering an area of 250 000 kilometres. The Murray Darling Basin comprises 26 major cat ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Australian Environment - Salinity in Australia.

salinity. Irrigation salinity is the other type of salinity, which occurred when farmers abused the Murray - Darling water by pumping back into the river the salty dregs of the water used to farm thei ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Land Degradation In Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

AY TOPIC: There has been much recent publicity about the crisis of land and water management in the Murray-Darling Basin. Critically examine some of the major issues of resource management in the area ... area and discuss what you think are the most appropriate solutions to the problem.INTRODUCTION The Murray-Darling Basin, which covers an area of 1.06 million square kilometres, equivalent to one-thir ...

(9 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Agents of Change Salinity in Australia

). The most seriously affected regions in Australia are in the South-West of Western Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin, and the Upper South-East and the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas in South Australia. ... he Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas in South Australia. (5)Give a specific, detailed example of the problemMurray-Darling BasinThe Murray-Darling Basin is geologically and climatically prone to salt accumula ...

(6 pages) 12 1 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Murray Darling Basin Contemporary Issue - Blue Green Algae

hat grows in stagnant or low flowing, nutrient rich water. Algae poses a massive problem across the Murray Darling Basin (MDB). Algae is a natural part of any freshwater environment although there are ... f farms and businesses, where the impact then becomes economic and not just environmental.In the Murray Darling Basin, algae poses a major threat to native species such as Murray Cod and many nativ ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science