Lake Eyre Basin Rivers 122 Conclusion Our river is intermittent and fragile. It is one of the last great free-flowing river systems in the world and in good condition. But to us who live and work here, this river means much more. It’s our lives and has been for generations we have to make sure it flows freely for future generations. My family’s lives are intertwined with this great river system. Our community is galvanised to protect its future and stop potential damage from increasing diversions of water for irrigation or mining. We all have a great passion for the river, reflected by its tremendous unpredictability. It needs all its flow for its environment and people. We need to protect this mighty river at the level of the entire river basin for our future, and for future generations.
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