Additional water for Murray irrigators welcomed

21 Nov 2013 5:10 PM -

RGA President, Les Gordon, has welcomed the announcement by the Murray Irrigation Limited Board of a water efficiency allocation of six percent of permanent delivery entitlement for all rural irrigation customers.

Mr Gordon said “This additional allocation will help irrigators to manage their cropping program and provide a small buffer if they encounter a very long hot summer and a hot finish to their summer crops.”

“The initiative by the Board also provides more certainty and security to farmers at a time when the price of temporary water is extremely high and farmers are assessing their options.”

Mr Gordon said the timing of this announcement was important and will help to underwrite confidence in the region.

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