Catalyst

Catalyst

On The Road
Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  March 7, 2013
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Coorong Wetlands. Where the Murray River arrives at the coast in South Australia, the wetlands of the Lower Lakes and Coorong are a critical refuge for an array of local and migratory birds. During the decade-long drought, however, the region ran dry - bird numbers plummeted, fish could no longer swim in the muddy waters, and the soil turned acidic. There were fears the lakes would never recover. But, in the latter half of 2010 rain returned to the region. From the surface, the Coorong now looks like a healthy system.

Coorong Wetlands. Where the Murray River arrives at the coast in South Australia, the wetlands of the Lower Lakes and Coorong are a critical refuge for an array of local and migratory birds. During the decade-long drought, however, the region ran dry - bird numbers plummeted, fish could no longer swim in the muddy waters, and the soil turned acidic. There were fears the lakes would never recover. But, in the latter half of 2010 rain returned to the region. From the surface, the Coorong now looks like a healthy system.

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