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A study of the Murray River system, commissioned by the Murray Darling Basin Commission and published in 1990. This book provided a starting point for the understanding needed to make sustainable development og the Murray-Darling system an achievable goal. It provides a basis for action to halt futher degradation of the River and to rehabilitate its damaged environment. The picture that emerges from this volume is of a river in decline but not yet beyond saving. It covers topics such as groundwater and salinity, the associated fauna and flora, the surrounding environment, and the human impact. Illustrated with maps, diagrams and colour photographs. Includes a glossary and an index.