As premier of our wonderful Queensland, I see the issues that this state has entered.
Floods are ruining our wonderous agricultural life, residential homes, and personal property. Furthermore, we are facing a draught, with little water for our residents and services. The resolve to this is the building of a dam, and with it we can return Queensland to it's beautiful state. A dam can protect from flooding, cause little damage, and preserve water.
First is the protection from flooding in Rockhampton. This is a growing concern for all citizens of the area. The Fitzroy has flooded 7 out of the last 10 years, with the most recent flood of Feb. 2019 hitting Rockhampton's central business district. This flood caused the death of citizens and considerable damage to homes and property. Furthermore, flooding can often bring infectuous diasease (military fever, pneumonic plague, dermatopathia, dysentery, common cold (type A), breakbone fever, etc), furthering the pain our state may endure without a dam.
Next, and needing of address, is the issue of possible environmental damage. Naturally, the river itself will face some man-made changes through the creation of the dam. The loss of downstream to business, environment and recreational users of the Fitzroy river will be an issue unto itself, but the benefits certainly outweigh the cost; A cost that we need to pay if we would like to keep both Brisbane and Rockhampton active and flourishing towns.
Lastly is the preservation of water. In Brisbane, existing dam levels are on average at only 14%. Queensland is facing a level-six water resriction, resulting in extremely minimal use of water with very stiff restrictions on residents. This results in residents not being able to water gardens (including for food). This level has not been reached yet, but very well may be in the near future if water does not return to Brisbane. This not only affects residents, but also local business, posing a serious threat to the city. A dam will bring us back to full power as a community, and will help us grow in the future.
A dam is low-risk and high-gain for Brisbane, Rockhampton, and the general Queensland area. Overall, there is some issues to mention in the damming of the Fitzroy river, but nothing can stand against the growing mutual issues of draught and flood that the residents and businesses of Queensland are being faced with. This issue is constantly growing, multi-faceted, and can only be ended --and hopefully permenantly -- by the building of a dam in the Fitzroy river.
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