Water managment

Concerns raised about horticultural growth in the Sunraysia region

26 November 2018

Andrew Miller, Stock & Land
26 November 2018

A senior Goulburn Murray Water manager has raised concerns the Sunraysia region is facing a serious shortfall in the amount of irrigation water for permanent horticultural plantings.

Northern Victorian Resource manager Dr Mark Bailey told the Australian Water Brokers Association annual general meeting, in Melbourne, said modelling had shown projected, or existing almond plantings, would require 1500Gigalitres a year, by 2027.

“In a dry year, there will be no water for half of that predicted expansion,” Dr Bailey said.

“Someone is going to be really, really unhappy, in 2027, if we are in a dry period,” Dr Bailey said.

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