Water

Irrigation demand: Lower Murray River nearly parched

19 March 2018

PETER HUNT, The Weekly Times

WATER managers have warned that the Lower Murray’s future is at a tipping point as they struggle to supply booming irrigation developments that could almost double demand within five years.

A 16-day heatwave that hit the region this summer has already exposed the Sunraysia and western NSW’s vulnerability, as the Murray Darling Basin’s water managers scrambled to meet horticulture’s massive thirst.

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