What are possible solutions to the drought in the Australian Outback?
Cleaning sewage and using that as a water supply and harnessing underground water resevoirs are possible solutions.
Henry Lawson's The Drover's Wife is set in the Australian outback. It is famous for its depiction of the harshness of the outback, the bleak dryness and the hard work involved in simply surviving. It is set in a time of drought, and the drover has had to leave his wife and family to travel to find work. The drover's wife has seen her share of hardships, and the extreme climatic conditions of the outback…
Australia is drought prone, and as at 2007 is in drought conditions. See the Web Link to the left ' Living with Drought' for an Australian perspective. Other countries that experience drought include Russia, and many of the African countries such as Sudan, Ethiopia, and countries adjoining the major deserts.
Drought is one of the natural disaster that regularly argues Australia, along with floods, cyclones and bushfires, so there have been many significant droughts. Possibly one f the most famous droughts was the one dubbed the Federation Drought. It occurred from1895-1902, spanning the time of Federation.
Different regions of Australia experience drought at different times. The drought currently being experienced by the southern regions is the worst on record, and has been going on for 12 years. In Queensland, some areas were drought-declared in August 2002, and are still in drought (October 2008), whereas other regions have had the drought declaration lifted, following good rainfalls earlier in 2008. A similar situation exists in Western Australia, where good farmland has been drought-declared…
As at October 2007, much of the southern and central parts of the continent are experiencing drought conditions. See the Web Link to the left for the October 2007 drought statement. The site will have up to date information on other pages if past this date. There are also links within the page to related information that may be helpful.
Non-existent. Kangaroos do not "migrate".No native Australian marsupials migrate, but like many native Australian animal species, they are semi-nomadic, moving to where food sources are best. They will sometimes follow the rains to find better food supplies, and in times of drought, they will move further afield in search of food.
One of the adaptations the jarrah tree has made is called a lignotuber. The lignotuber is a large swelling underground. This swelling can store carbohydrates, and can make it possible for a young jarrah to grow back after a fire. Another adaptation the jarrah tree has made is its long roots. This makes it possible to pull up underground water during a drought. This drought resistance is helpful in its natural dry habitat.
Many Australian desert or plants in drought-prone regions or semi-arid areas survive because they store water underground or in their stalks. Others have leaves that furl inwards, preserving them against loss of water in the hot conditions. Still others have branches that funnel downwards towards the ground directly around the base of their trunk, and this has the effect of directing any moisture from rain or condensation to the plant's roots. Some eucalypts have exceedingly…