SA, Water managment

South Australia secures 100% water allocations

16 April 2018

Government of South Australia, Department of Land and Water
16 April 2018

The State Liberal Government has confirmed that South Australia’s River Murray water access entitlement holders will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in the 2018-19 water year.

South Australia is expected to receive its full Entitlement Flow of 1,850 gigalitres which will provide greater certainty for irrigators and our environment.

“This is a huge win for South Australia’s environment, our irrigators and importantly local jobs,” said Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs.

“Opening water allocations of 100 per cent provides South Australian irrigators with a degree of certainty and confidence going into the next growing season.

“Hopefully with 100 per cent water allocations our irrigators can grow their businesses and increase the amount of produce they export.

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