Plantations for ‘world scale’ pulp mill are too large for Tasmania’s water supplies

Water is becoming more precious but the pulp mill plantations are leading to chronic and increasing shortages of water for farmers, communities and towns in the decades ahead. As the % area of a catchment covered by plantations grows, the river levels fall. This particularly serious in summer months. River flows in 20 of 24 northern Tasmanian catchments were already diminishing by 2006 due to expanding plantations. To see more, download the file 'Depletion of water supplies v109.pdf', from below.
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