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W ater Shortage in Western Australia
More UI.'HI half y million gallons of water a we.ek are <bei»jr rushed -by trains to townships in the eastern, northern. and central dislric's of Western Australia. which are suffer ine from one of (he most acute short niiin history.
'I'hi* railway dams which in nor mal .seasons -provide a permanent supply have failed, and huKe tanks which, once filled, usually carry an adequate quantity, are at their lowest .?bk