Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region

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Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2009
In the dryland farming country around central Victoria sheep gather at a man made water hole called a stock tank or stock dam common in the rural Australian landscape where water is pumped from the artesian wells underground, a freshwater source of unknown quantity. The shallow dams about 10 - 12 ft deep and 30 - 40 ft wide are generally grossly inefficient storage due to the large surface area evaporation in the heat of summer. Gradually farmers are converting to a system of enclosed plastic tanks and valved troughs in an effort to manage the tenuous water resource responsibly.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji