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Australian wildfires threaten water supplies, wildlife, and koalas

With the ongoing wildfires in Australia pose a threat to the water supply, and koalas in the land, and to report to the local authorities on Friday.

In the state of New South Wales, the region most heavily affected by the bush fires, it has more than four dams, of which two-thirds of the water supply in the state of filtering. Due to the large quantities of ash and burnt material, the quality of the water in the dams will be threatened.

In addition, there is a threat of supply shortages. The Warragamba Dam, 65 km north-west of Sydney, takes care of only one-half of the amount of water which it is capable of. In the short term, there will be no rain is expected.

WaterNSW, the authority over the water supply in New South Wales it is, the water infrastructure, such as pipelines, to protect them. Up to now, the infrastructure is not damaged.

More than eight thousand koalas were killed

Also, koalas in New South Wales are under threat. In accordance with the Australian Environment minister, Sussan Ley, has about 30 per cent of the koalas in the region of the fires, did not survive. It’s going to be a number of approximately 8,400.

Australia has been published since the previous month, affected by a sustained heat wave. For the past few days, which took the temperature down, but it is expected that in the next few days will be to walk up to an average of 40%.

Earlier this month, the average temperature in Australia in a record-breaking 41,9 degrees. Up to now, there are eight people in the accident. Also, forest fires, and more than 4 million hectare burned to the ground.

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