Australia: West Kimberley’s Canning aquifer depleted by fewer cyclones not mining, say scientists

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Fewer cyclones, not mining, are to blame for a decrease in the water stored in north-west Australia's Canning Basin aquifer, West Australian scientists say. Stretching from north of Broome down to Port Hedland and 1,000 kilometres inland, the Canning aquifer is a huge area earmarked for irrigated agricultural development in the Northern Australia White Paper. But a 2014 international study concluded that north-west Australia's Canning Basin has the third highest rate of depletion in the world,......

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