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Toolondo debate

SIR, – In reference to your article ‘June wait for Toolondo’. What would be interesting would be to include the amount of water released from Rocklands last year.

We had a very wet winter last year with three months doubling or near doubling their monthly average rainfall.

Much of this water was not allowed to accumulate in Rocklands Reservoir because it was run as hard as they could down the Glenelg River out to sea to prevent Rocklands reaching the trigger point of 116,000 megalitres.

It should be noted the old trigger point was 85,000mg until a few years ago.

If this water was not run down the Glenelg, flooding many areas, there would have been ample water to top up Toolondo if not fill it.

This is the side of the operation that GWM do not want the public to be aware of.

To be fair to GWMWater, this gross waste of water is demanded by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder or the Catchment Management Authority. They should wear the full responsibility for squandering this resource.

Bob Haines

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Posted on Feb 26 2014

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