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Australia: Warragamba Dam disaster warning - downpour now could 'devastate' western Sydney

27 Aug 2015, SMH

Caution comes from Stuart Khan, associate professor at the school of civil and environmental engineering at the University of NSW, who has been telling the state government for three years that it should never let Warragamba rise to full – because ample space is needed for flood mitigation, writes Rick Feneley for the Sydney Morning Herald...


General Facts
  • Population: 31.8 million (2005)
  • Density: 4 per sq km
  • Total Area: 8564 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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