THE expansion of tree crop plantations – including almonds – across the Riverland is sparking water security concerns among local irrigators, according to a wine industry expert.
KARLENE Maywald has landed a water advisory role for the State Government.
RENMARK Irrigation Trust (RIT) staff members will become gardeners and landscapers in the coming weeks, as they rectify damage created by a significant water pipe burst on Wednesday.
THE Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT) has been forced to erect signs and install cameras on its land to stop thieves from cutting down trees for firewood.
A Riverland irrigator’s ‘sprinkler to drip’ conversion illustrates the success of a Murray Darling Basin water saving program, it has been claimed.
A ‘BABY red’ water pump was kicked into gear on Monday to save a section of regrowth red gums at the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum.
THE Renmark Irrigation Trust will likely be forced to seize and sell the water entitlements – and potentially the properties – of two local irrigators to cover their debts to the organisation.
POLICE have hit the water across the Riverland as part of Operation River Safe.