Riverland growers may have to turn off irrigation as River Murray flows drop

Riverland growers may have to turn off irrigation as River Murray flows drop

RIVERLAND growers say they will have no choice but to turn off irrigation to parts of their orchards and vineyards if action is not taken to address plummeting flows into the River Murray. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority said this year’s water inflow was in the lowest five per cent on record, prompting calls fora Drought Task Force to help landowners still recovering from the millennium drought.

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