What is the role the causeways play in slowing the …

Comment on Stand by for fresh Todd dam controversy by Damn it.

What is the role the causeways play in slowing the flow of water? Anyone who has floated down on a lilo will know that the river slows before the causeways and picks up speed after.
When you drive across you can see the river bed is several feet lower on the south side than the north. The causeways appear to be damming up the sediment and impeding the flow of water thus increasing the likelihood of a flood.
Surely an important option would be to lower the causeways (cheaper) or build bridges (expensive) allowing the sediment to wash thru and so deepening the river. Seems pretty obvious.

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Funny, all men talking about destroying a women’s sacred site.


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Lowering the causeways to improve flow is a good idea. Using the natural retardation basins like Coolibah Swamp is a good idea.


Stand by for fresh Todd dam controversy
Water from the east side of town used to flow into a natural retardation zone called ankerre ankerre coolibah swamp
Now it flows straight into the river adding to the probability of flooding.
Yes uncle, get rid of the drains and causeways. Let it mitigate itself.


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