Northern Victorian seasonal irrigation determinations have remained unchanged.
A southern New South Wales irrigator lobby group has described as “pitiful” the compensation offered to two shires in the north of the state, over the damage it said was caused by water policy.
A Red Cliffs irrigator has claimed the upcoming Southern Murray Darling Basin review would result in a substantial reduction water in water recovery targets to achieve Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDLs).
Release rates from the Menindee Lakes system are to be increased, to deliver water ordered by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).
Pressure was felt, all along the Murray, Loddon and Goulburn systems, as authorities sought to balance the environment and production.
A long-time Mildura regional almond grower has disputed claims the industry is taking too much irrigation water.
Irrigators have welcomed plans, by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) to release 20GL of temporary environmental water on the northern market, over the next six months.
Weirs on the Murray River in Victoria and New South Wales are about to be reinstated, as flood waters pass downstream to South Australia.
A leading Merbein dried fruit grower has called for the socio-economic review of the southern Murray Darling basin to look at changing land use.