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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Skywatch Friday


This photo was taken by a scientist working on my project in Kingston South East near the Coorong and Lower Lakes region of South Australia. The lack of water is very depressing for all the people who live in that area and depend on water flows from the River Murray for their livelihood.

Click on the photo to read the sign.

A lot of buck passing and not much action by governments. Very sad.

More great skies here.

Photo by Jason Roberts

19 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Oh there really is no water. Very sad indeed. Same here in CA, with very little rainfall and not enough snow pack for the past two years, our rivers and dams are pretty low too.

RuneE said...

Once again - the foreground makes the picture - not the least the sign.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting but I can't help but notice there's no snow! I know it's summer...but what a shame!

Steffi said...

Interesting picture!Have a nice weekend!

Torsdag said...

Hope the sky will help you to fill the lake again.
I saw your interest, "drinkng beer" so we' ll drink a "SWF" beer tonight.
Skol
Hartmut

John said...

Very sad.

Carver said...

That is sad about the lack of water. If it wasn't a sad situation, the sign would be hilarious. Actually the sign is hilarious, sometimes you just have to laugh but I am sorry about the water issue.

Sylvia K said...

The sky is beautiful -- the situation is really sad, but I too, had to laugh at the sign! I don't think they have to worry about that right now at least! Thanks for sharing, it's a great photo! Have a good weekend!

Ida said...

Great composition.
Beautiful.

bigrab said...

There is plenty rain and water here Colin!

Babooshka said...

We have so much here that it easy to forget part of the world like yours. A very real skywatch.

Ms. Hays said...

Oh my - Why is there no more water than that? What happened? Just no rain or what?
Anyway, I love that sky - Great for Sky Watch Friday!!!

Ms. Hays said...

Something else I wanted to ask you about - the photo above isn't as clear as the 2nd photo. Why is that?
They say you'll never know if you don't ask!
I mean no disrespect in any way shape or form!

Bradley Myers said...

Good swf photo, I hope you get some water to bring up the level, just not all at once.

Arija said...

Nice photo of such a sad scene. What project are you working on, it sounds interesting.

Tabib said...

Very sad, water pollution?

angela said...

The jetty looks very forlorn. Rising or falling waterlevels are causing problems everywhere throughout the world...I'm relieved we've had rain this year here..

Pagan Sphinx said...

That's a nice photo. Too bad about the water situation.

Tammie Lee said...

That water really is far beyond the dock.
Still the sky is lovely and this makes me miss the beach.