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Goulburn Googong Pipeline

January 25th, 2007 at 08:00am

Good morning again Mike,

A few quick thoughts on Pru Goward's idea of piping water from Googong dam to Goulburn.

1. They have just as much right to the water as we do.
2. They're only going to use a tiny amount compared to us, especially seeing as they will only use Googong a few times per year
3. It's an election promise…el nino will most probably be breaking by the time the NSW election is over, but the pipeline would be a good investment for the future if it ever happens.
4. The more we whinge about this, the less likely we are to get help from NSW when the next drought strikes.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

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  • 1. Craig-Dubious  |  January 25th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    I heard on Channel 7 that Pru Goward doesn’t know what she’s
    talking about.
    Seems she made an assertion that Googong was “80% full” when in fact it’s nowhere near that !

  • 2. Samuel  |  January 25th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, somebody rang up to correct that detail on the Tim Webster show this morning too. According to the ActewAGL Dam Levels page, Googong is about 42% full (or about 50.85 giga litres). (Mr.) Webster’s assistants were going to find out the origin of her 80% assertion, but I didn’t hear the followup.

    I’m willing to excuse the 80% blunder, mainly because the completed pipeline, if it is ever built, is a few years off anyway, and the dam levels will be different by then (hopefully they will be 80% or more!).

  • 3. Craig-Dubious  |  January 25th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Webster ? Pleezeeeeeee , at least refer to him as MR. Webster if you don’t want to call him Tim.

  • 4. Samuel  |  January 25th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Sorry, AAP habits slipping in.


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