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AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Elanor (Golly) Fay Sloane walks along the dry banks of the Menindee Creek which runs into the Darling...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Elanor (Golly) Fay Sloane walks along the dry banks of the Menindee Creek which runs into the Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September 27, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. Sloane says she feels depressed when she thinks about the state of the river, "I can no longer go to river when family pass away, which is my healing process," Sloane said. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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