To the Editor Canowindra Phoenix,
With great respect for the views of other people in relation to surface water storages on the Belubula River, there are alternatives to the industrial manipulation of water for human use.
People who live in city environments for many generations, lose their nature consciousness and no longer can think of natural phenomena working where they live.
Surface water storages evaporate more water than plants, animals and people use in any one year. In America over recent times many dams, the size of Wyangala have been removed as local communities have discovered the lack of water available in their own valley river systems.
We need to study history in order not to repeat it. Over the last twelve thousand years people have turned their habitat lands into desert, over the mid latitudes of the Earth, no less so in Australia, just through their ignorance of nature’s laws, building infrastructure not eco-structure.
Harnessing nature to work for us is only a matter of using the living practices of multiples of species of both plants and animals co-evolving together, playing each their own ecological roles to ‘farm’ our land and water, as nature has always done.
Nature made regenerated environments are far more productive, profitable and enjoyable than manmade environments and ‘self-replace’ by natural increase.
I would like local grass roots communities of people to be far more important and state, federal and international institutions, be downsized.