To match feature Australia-Drought-Water.
Parched earth surrounds the release tower at Pejar Dam, the main water supply for 25,000 people in the eastern Australian town of Goulburn, about 170 kilometres (105 miles) south west of Sydney May 27, 2005. Severe drought is drying up drinking water in cities and towns across Australia, threatening to shut down major population centres but also creating conditions for a revolution in water use. Photo taken on May 27, 2005. To match feature Australia-Drought-Water. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne TBW/VP