Water managment

Water warning to irrigators as demand rises heading into summer

5 November 2018

The Land
5 November 2018

The total amount of water stored in the Murray Darling Basin’s dams has dropped below the 50 per cent mark, signalling the need for irrigators, industry operators and environmental water managers to continue their close watch on water availability as summer approaches.

That’s according to Murray Darling Basin Authority head of River Operations, Andrew Reynolds.

“With dry conditions expected into summer, we’re anticipating the high demand for water to continue,” Mr Reynolds said.

“Across the Basin, we have 10,848 gigalitres of water in storage right now, which translates to 49pc of capacity. This time last year storages were at 71pc.

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