Some Worry Australia’s Great Artesian Basin, Outback Water Supply, Being Drawn Too Fast

Public Radio International: Australia's Outback communities rely on the water in the Great Artesian Basin, deep underground, for their water supply. But some now worry the aquifer is being drawn down too quickly. If it ever went dry, it would leave a whole host of Outback communities without a nearby water supply. Winton, population 954, sits in the heart of Queensland. There is not much to the town -- just a crisscross of about a dozen streets in the vast Australian bush. But, in a way, Winton should not exist at all.......

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