Published in The Generator last week they provided new evidence that they are bulldozing and burning, increasing the speed and ferocity of the floods and the subsequent damage. If instead they listened to the science, slowed down the rivers and dispersed the water into the landscape, it would reduce flood damage and have drought reduction value as well. It is well documented that the majority of water in streams comes from groundwater. Clearing the landscape and increasing the speed of run-off reduces the availability of groundwater significantly.
2011 report confirms locals concerns about flood management
Geoff is an author, publisher and performer dedicated to building an independent media. He worked for Australian Consolidated Press as a Packer editor until starting his own media company in the mid-nineties. The Generator started life as a radio show on Byron Bay's Bay FM and continues as an umbrella for the Cage, the Cross and Great Notion. These digital assets have now been shared with EcoRadio.net, a radio show with a similar history.