Wednesday, 5 July 2006

Yarra River

Yarra River

A view from the Yarra river facing the Southbank area. This was taken at dusk when the sky has a little shadow of blue. This was taken handheld supported on the railing along the Princes Bridge.

The Yarra's lower reaches travel through central Melbourne. It is approximately 242 kilometres in length, with a mean annual flow of 718,000 megalitres.

Most of the inner metropolitan section of the river remains contaminated from industrial and domestic waste dumping dating from Melbourne's early settlement. The worst of this was eliminated through the 20th century, and since the 1980s a concerted effort to clean up the river has reduced pollution markedly, though not enough to permit swimming below Dights Falls at present. The major source of bacterial contamination at present appears to be human sewerage leaking from Melbourne sewer system, as well as dog excrement being washed into the river.



Anonymous said...

Fantastic shot..

De Foto said...

Thank you Rafi!

Chandra said...

hahaha....a sad thank you huh?