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Re: river red gums preserved
I think historically the forest survived because of seasonal flooding. After the dam was built it probably reduced the water flow in the river because so much water was being diverted for irrigation. Nowadays they attempt to mimic the flooding cycles by releasing water at certain times.
It seems to me that the logging of original forests is coming to an end. The trend seems irreversible, regardless of what I think. But I can see a bright future for the timber industry in planatations.