CONTINUED improvements in Murray-Darling Basin storages are expected to see Riverland irrigators and growers reach full allocations for the 2020/21 water year “before the start” of summer. The Department of Environment and Water (DEW) on Monday announced an opening water allocation of 40 per cent for SA Murray irrigators, rising from the previous eight per […]
PROJECTIONS for the 2020/21 water year have “significantly improved” since last month’s opening allocation announcement, with a senior local industry figure confident of Riverland growers and irrigators reaching 100 per cent.
A MINIMUM water allocation announcement of two per cent for Riverland growers and irrigators represents the lowest figure a senior local industry figure could recall.
A SHARP drop in water prices has brought some relief to Riverland growers and irrigators, however a senior industry figure expects the market to be “tough” again this year.