Our big rivers define us.
Rivers like the Roper and Flora flow all year round and support our land and lifestyle. The mighty flow of these big rivers are sustained by 100 million year old aquifers filled with fresh groundwater.
Any Territorian living below the Berrimah line knows that groundwater in the Territory is vital.
Ancient and culturally significant aquifers like the Cambrian Limestone Aquifer, which covers a large portion of the Territory, support ecosystems in and out of the water. From the Livastonia palms lining Bitter Springs to the mighty magic stygofauna keeping the water pure underground, many ecosystems depend on groundwater.
Unfortunately the NT Government, missed the memo (literally), and are about to release water allocation plans that could run the roper dry and alter groundwater flow for hundreds of thousands of years.
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