Nature’s cycle verses world’s best practice
NOW that the Sunshine Coast has had a week or so of heavy rain I wonder what all the current runoffs heading to the sea from the remaining forest fringe in the Kawana Waters area will reveal?
As all natural wetlands and swamps there have been buried under concrete, no doubt with some concrete drains, I am curious how nature’s natural cycles will combine with the “world’s best practice” in hydrology?
“Everyone is a genius” here when the sun shines.
However, new buyers in the area should now check their properties for any subsidence.
Water flowing into sand, no matter how tightly compacted, often produces “quicksand” as the waters flow to where they want to go.
Recent “sinkholes” appearing nearby up the coast might be a warning of things to come?
In the wetland overflow area east of the Nicklin Way, which for decades council engineers refused to zone as suitable for housing, now has an eight-storey building being built there.
Hope all the power supplies for the escape lifts are not underground. Good luck.
It is only a few decades ago that the whole area was an extraordinary wildflower reserve, but sadly now no more. — PAUL SETO Caloundra