LOCAL irrigators were encouraged to explore new methods for improving their water-use efficiency at the Murray Darling Association’s Connecting Catchments and Comm-unities Riverland forum last week.
ABANDONED relics from two River Murray paddle steamers – lost in 1944 and classified as historic shipwrecks – could potentially be found around the Riverland.
RIVERLAND irrigators may be able to provide a simple solution for blue-green algae outbreak threats in the River Murray, says a New South Wales mayor.
RIVERLANDERS have been reassured that recent blue-green algae outbreaks across the border pose no serious threat to them or the local stretch of the River Murray.
“I WILL miss the Riverland people the most”, Upper Murray marine safety officer Steven Roberts tells me as he looks out across the river that has been his office for more than six years.
A DISTRAUGHT local boat owner is waiting on insurance assessors after a “heartbreaking” incident saw his paddle boat sink unexpectedly in the River Murray this week.
THE rising river has affected infrastructure across the region, with barbecue and amenities blocks decommissioned, and popular camping sites becoming inaccessible.
LOCAL growers have welcomed the news that Riverland irrigators will receive their full water entitlements this year, after allocations opened at a meagre 36 per cent in July.