LOCAL growers and irrigators were urged to explore new possibilities for water resource management at a Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT) information session on Wednesday.
RIVERLAND irrigators have been advised to avoid mistakes seen during the Millennium Drought by preparing for a restricted opening water allocation this year.
RIVERLAND stonefruit has been left battered and bruised by the wild and windy weather that has lashed the region in the past week.
RIVERLAND irrigators have welcomed the increased River Murray water allocation, which has risen from 36 per cent to 52 per cent, however some are still concerned about the lack of State Government “transparency”.
THE 36 per cent opening water allocation has caused “utter shock, horror and outrage” among Riverland irrigators, including suggestions grape growers may be forced to consider selling their blocks and retiring from the industry.
MINISTER for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell visited the Riverland yesterday, announcing that Riverland irrigators would benefit from $13 million worth of government funding.
THE announcement that South Australian farmers could receive as little as 36 per cent of their water allocation has come as a “surprise” to a number of Riverland irrigators.
FLOODPLAINS in the Renmark area will benefit from a new landmark partnership between the Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT) and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.