The Government says water supplies in the Northern Territory could be severely affected by heavy rainfall during this weekend’s major storm, which could affect the ability of some areas to deliver water.
The State Government said the water level in the Great Dividing Range could drop by 30 metres, or 6.7 metres, overnight and be up to 15 metres below the average rainfall levels across the country.
“Water is the lifeblood of Australia,” said Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
“If we’re not going to be able to supply our people with water, we will have a water crisis.”
Our ability to deal with the water crisis is very limited.
“The water level could drop 30 metres overnight, or up to 6.
7 metres below average rainfall across the nation.
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