Monthly Archives: April 2015


    Climate Change and Water Recharge on Eyre Peninsula.   The official water managers on EP; the EP NRM Board, SA Water, and DEWNR have separately and together used the excuse of climate change to explain what has been happening to the various water basins on Eyre Peninsula, especially […]

Climate Change on EP


  The Saga of the Lincoln Basins   THIS SUBMISSION WAS PRESENTED TO THE NATURAL RESOURCE COMMITTEE (NRC) PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO EYRE PENINSULA WATER SUPPLY UNDER PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE BY THE EYRE PENINSULA WATER ACTION GROUP     INTRODUCTION   There are four basins that together are included under the title […]

Lincoln Basin Saga







The Dishonesty of John Ringham (CEO of SA Water)   In his submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry, John Ringham, Chief Executive of SA Water, refuted claims that “the lower water levels in Polda Basin have been caused by SA Water over-pumping from the basin.” (Sub 34). He stated: “Good 2010 […]

Dishonesty of John Ringham



BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL IN THE SOUTHERN BASINS (WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE?)   In the document called the ‘Southern Basins Prescribed Wells Area Groundwater Monitoring Status Report 2002’ (DWLBC Report) by SCOTT EVANS October 2002, it states that the three rainfall stations selected “as representative of the rainfall pattern throughout the area” […]

Below Average Rainfall in the Southern Basins


BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL IN MUSGRAVE BASINS (WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE?) In the document ‘Musgrave Prescribed Wells Area groundwater monitoring status report 2002’ by Scott Evans (DWLBC) October 2002 section on ‘CLIMATE’ (page 5 see below) refers to three rainfall stations “as representative of the rainfall pattern” in the Musgrave PWA (see […]

Below Average Rainfall in Musgrave



Setting the Scene   Prior to 2013 the monitoring of our groundwater basins has revolved around the rainfall, the amount of water extracted and the standing water level. While all three factors can be measured it is extremely difficult to relate them to each other. Firstly, the rainfall that recharges […]

Rainfall, Extraction and Standing Water Level Part 1


Rainfall, Extraction and Standing Water Level         Part 2 The Scott Evans Position In his presentation to the Parliamentary Inquiry, Evans sought to provide an overview of the Southern Basins and an introduction to its management. He expressed the management approach in the following way:  “The management concept was that […]

Rainfall, Extraction and Standing Water Level Part 2