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Australian wildfires threaten Sydney water supplies

Warragamba Dam

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australian authorities said on Friday they are focussed on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country’s largest city. Firefighters battling the blazes for weeks received a reprieve of slightly cooler, damper conditions over Christmas, but the respite is not expected to last long. Dick […]

Sydney’s water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought

Woman drinking in Sydney

SydneyReuters Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the New South Wales State Government said on Friday. Warragamba Dam, the city’s main water supply, was sitting at 51.4 per cent […]