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Logging must stop in Melbourne’s biggest water supply catchment

Taylor, Chris; Lindenmayer, David B


Continued logging in Melbourne’s water catchments could reduce the city’s water supply by the equivalent of 600,000 people’s annual water use every year by 2050, according to our analysis. We calculated water lost due to logging in the Thomson Catchment, which is the city’s largest and most important water supply catchment. Around 60% of Melbourne’s water is stored here. Since the 1940s, 45% of the catchment’s ash forests (including mountain and alpine ash forest) have been logged. There...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-11-19
Type: Commentary
Access Rights: Open Access


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