Proposed weirs to be the damnation of the Fitzroy River?

CAPRICORN Conservation Council coordinator, Michael McCabe says the natural condition of the Fitzroy River could suffer the same environmental catastrophe as the Burnett River after the Paradise Dam was built if two proposed weirs go ahead. 

McCabe says Paradise Dam was an economic flop.

"The proposed Rookwood Weir and the raising of Eden Bann will drown over 200 kilometres of riparian vegetation, damage the integrity of the natural river levees and floodplains, reduce water quality, prevent fish migration and destroy habitat for vulnerable species such as the Fitzroy River Turtle," he said.

Read the full story in tomorrow's Morning Bulletin.

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement is out for public comment on the proposal to raise Eden Bann Weir and build a new weir at Rookwood on the Fitzroy River.

View the draft EIS from today until 5pm, August 31 at: www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/lower-fitzroy.



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