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And not a drop to drink!

In time of severe drought Gippsland gets heavy rain. Existing storage Glenmaggie Weir overflows on both occasions with resultant flooding in the area. On the Latrobe River,which gets a 'one in two year flood' there is a landslide which causes the Latrobe to flow directly into the open- cut coal mine at Yallourn. Victorian Labor Premier John Brumby and State Energy Minister Peter Batchelor have decisions to make.