Keep NT Rivers Flowing
The mighty Roper River and Limmen Bight are under threat!
The NT Government's Georgina Wiso Water Allocation Plan, with its proposed extraction of a daunting 210,000 megaliters of water per year, adds to the huge pressures already on the Roper, including a proposal for dams, big cotton industry and bulldozing over one million hectares of the catchment. This could spell disaster for recreational fishing and marine life in the river and at the Limmen Bight Marine Park.
Sucking massive amounts of water from the system threatens to alter the river flows and upset the delicate balance. Vital species like barramundi, mudcrab, dugong and turtle are in the firing line. Increased pollution poses a severe risk to habitats like seagrass meadows. This endangers the rich biodiversity of the Limmen Bight Marine Park.
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To: NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles and Environment Minister Kate Worden,
The Roper River and Limmen Bight are too precious to risk. The mighty Roper is an iconic Top End river with world-class fishing. It attracts visitors from around the globe. Limmen Bight Marine Park is one of the Territory’s most special natural places - a dugong, turtle and dolphin hotspot which supplies most of the NT’s mudcrabs. Without adequate protections in place, destructive proposals threaten to destroy the Roper River and Limmen Bight.
I urge you to deliver the Management Plan with zoning that properly protects the Limmen Bight Marine Park. You must also keep the mighty Roper flowing, and protect this Top End icon from dams, big industry, and pollution.
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