Regulating our Murray River would be a fantastic idea for many reasons. It would have many benefits to regulate the Murray maybe a few things wouldn’t be so great but there would be more benefits than anything.
One of the many reasons to regulate the glorious Murray would be so there was an on-going supply of water for people, animals and the industry. The Murray River would stay at a healthy level ensuring that we have the best access to water, and we would always have a supply.
We could also store and manage the movements of water. To regulate the Murray River it would mean to provide a reliable navigation route for the paddle steamers when they are being relied on for transport and sometimes stock.
Also yes some people would argue that it would promote the overgrowth of some plants such as cumbungi because it would have a wonderful environment to live in but the Council could take care of that by weeding some Cumbungi to keep the species at a ‘wanted’ level.
Another reason for the regulation of the Murray is the recreation and leisure purpose that the Murray serves; by regulating the river we would be able to attract tourism with houseboats and river tours.
So by regulating the magnificent Murray River we would all gain and so would the health of the river.