According to Tim Winton, author & environmentalist, the Swan river in Perth is seriously sick & could potentially die. The death of such a magical river in such a harsh, hot & dry environment will not bode well for either the physical or spiritual health of Western Australia.
Tim Winton tells of how he'd grown up playing in the swamps & soaks of the Swan coastal plain & how the river system at that time was pristine & rich with wildlife such as long-necked tortoises, frogs, waterbirds, fish & dolphins.
Now the same river system is blighted with algae blooms and mass fish & dolphin deaths.
The time for change has come.