What is this issue
Decline in water quantity (for productive uses) due to capture by large dams and groundwater extraction for domestic and production purposes.
Impacts of the issue
- Very limited water available for production purposes or stock and domestic supplies, therefore limited potential for expansion without additional sources of water imported to the area
- Insufficient environmental flows to sustain already impacted aquatic ecosystems
Population growth, development, increasing demand for water, large number of dams.
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