Australia’s longest river ‘drying up’

Australia's longest river has lost half its natural water and it is predicted to dry up by a further 20% due to climate change by 2030.
The 2,739 kilometre Darling River loses the equivalent of four Sydney Harbours worth of water, or a quarter of its flow each year, through evaporation, reported Reuters on Wednesday, citing a new report.

Large scale water infrastructure, such as dams and irrigation projects, built along the Darling River since the 1960s have also dramatically reduced water flows.