Abbott's dam plan is ill-conceived - Brown
Dams can increase the risk of flooding and impose irreversible changes that damage forests, wetlands, fisheries and farmland, nor should the devastating Queensland floods cause any delay to Murray-Darling reforms, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"Dams may prevent smaller floods but can increase damage during exceptionally large floods when severe weather events cause a sudden release of water," Senator Brown said.
"Tony Abbott's plan is ill-conceived."
"Australia's flood history shows that major floods can top dams built in their way."