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PostPosted: 17 Feb 2013, 05:01 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme

"The Bradfield Scheme is an inland irrigation project designed to irrigate and drought-proof much of the Queensland interior, as well as large areas of South Australia. It was devised by Dr John Job Crew Bradfield (1867–1943),[1] a Queensland born civil engineer, who also designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Brisbane's Story Bridge. Some people consider the plan to be lacking in scientific justification,[1] excessively expensive, and overly optimistic.[2] There have been no attempts to implement the plan although the plan is frequently raised.

The scheme that Dr Bradfield proposed in 1938 requires large pipes, tunnels, pumps and dams. It involves diverting water from the upper reaches of the Tully, Herbert and Burdekin rivers.[3] These Queensland rivers are fed by the monsoon, and currently flow east to the Coral Sea. The water would enter the Thomson River on the other side of the Great Dividing Range and eventually flow south west to Lake Eyre.[4] An alternative plan was to divert water into the Flinders River." END QUOTE from wiki.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee ... 5936839926

11 Oct 2010 ... "He said the plan was similar to the old Bradfield scheme proposed in 1933 but no
one had taken the idea as far as he had with costings."

Large-scale water diversion – an Australian pipe dream? - Vol 8 ...
The Bradfield Scheme has been gathering dust on the shelves of Queensland's
government offices since the 1930s. It could now be overshadowed by a new ...

http://www.globalwaterintel.com/.../lar ... lian-pipe- dream.html

The Greatest Scheme of All · The Revised Bradfield Scheme
The Bradfield Scheme - Australia's Next Great National Project - A ...
The Bradfield Scheme - The Greatest Scheme of All · The Revised Bradfield
Scheme - A Study by the Qld. NPA Water Resources Sub-Committee ...

http://www.johnston-independent.com/bra ... cheme.html - 17k

Bradfield Scheme - Bob Katter
The Bradfield Scheme was devised by Dr John Job Crew Bradfield (1867-1943),
a Queensland born Civil Engineer who also designed the Sydney Harbour ...

http://www.bobkatter.com.au/issues/brad ... cheme.html - 11k


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Libs' plan a dam joke - Burke
Herald Sun 15 Feb, 2013. p29. - I didn't note the author, oops -

'WATER and food bills would go up if a Coalition government implemented its plan to build up to 100 new dams across Australia, the Federal Government says.

The draft plan to build dams to prevent floods, fuel power stations and irrigate food bowls was revealed by the 'Herald Sun' yesterday (14th).

Water Minister Tony Burke told Parliament the plan to achieve all these goals at once was farcical.

"If you're managing a dam to avoid drought, your dam has to be constantly full; if you're managin a dam to avoid flood, you need to keep your dam empty; and if you're managing your dam to be able to provide hydro-electricity, you need to keep your dam flowing." Mr Burke said. [aside: I bet Mr Burke knows not about 'The Rip' tide currents &MBBridge].

Earlier, Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt said the Coalition was "unashamed" about the $30 billion plan to tackle floods and build Australia into one of the world's great food bowls.

Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce said that the plan would be paid for by a mix of public and private funding.
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"For my money, I'd rather favor Victoria and the MBBridge. None-the-less, this is a glorious inland farming plan!" 8)


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