Salinity

Here we can share a report prepared for QMDC that reveals that parts of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin are at substantial risk to salinity.

The report - 'Salinity Risk Assessment for the Queensland Murray-Darling Region' - outlines the areas at high risk from salinity and shows there are considerable areas where water is effectively half seawater and less than 10 metres below the surface. 

In addition to this threat, some of these levels have been rising up to half a metre a year, even during times of drought.

Read the report here.  (Note this file is a 4.5mb pdf file).

The full report contains a large number of fact sheets, providing information on specific locations.

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Mental Health First Aid…free workshop.

28 June 2017

This is a Community Initiative: Sponsored by South West Hospitals and Health Service. Who can attend a course? Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This…  + read more

NAIDOC Week

02 July 2017

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and…  + read more

QMDC Member Meeting for the Maranoa region

06 July 2017

Our regular member meetings are a chance for you to hear about projects and activities in the Maranoa-Balonne and Border Rivers - from QMDC and our member organisations. All welcome. Where: Surat Bowls Club  When:  9:30am…  + read more