Dharriwaa Elders Group’s Elders Support Officer Kim Sullivan found remains of perished river creatures and concerning infestations of Noogoora burr (Xanthium strumarium) in the dry river bed of the Barwon River at Walgett 26 March 2019.  This is what the once mighty Barwon River looked like last week at Walgett.
Dharriwaa Elders Group is gravely concerned about the management of ground and surface waters in the Walgett region and so made a submission 31 March 2019, to the Review into the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012 Water Sharing.

It must be added that Floodplain Harvesting of waters that would otherwise flow into the river and its source rivers and other waterways should be understood and managed appropriately by the revised Plan. Also that Dharriwaa Elders Group appreciates our growing knowledge and evidence base through our Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership relationship with scientists from the UNSW Global Water Institute and The George Institute for Global Health.