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Reading Part 2
 

The Goulburn Valley

The Goulburn Valley is situated in the south-east corner of the Australian continent, in the state of Victoria. Because  the introduction of irrigation over a century ago, primary industry flourished, resulting in a multitude of orchards  market gardens. After World War II, migrants flocked to the area in search of work on the farms, and in  cases, establishing a property of their own.

Unfortunately, the region has taken a turn for the worse over the past decade. The irrigation water that was  plentiful has now been rationed, and many farmers have been forced  the land. The main source of water is from the Goulburn River, with several reservoirs located along its stretch to the mighty Murray River. Dam capacities have fallen to dangerous levels, resulting in some farmers having  inadequate supply of irrigation water.

 the recent hardships, some farmers have continued to eke an existence out of the land. Many have become  ingenious, devising new ways to utilize water plus finding special niches to service the ever-changing urban needs. Perhaps the Goulburn Valley can return to its prosperous times again.