Additional Water for Murrumbidgee Irrigators Welcomed

26 Nov 2013 1:19 PM -

RGA President, Les Gordon, has welcomed the announcement by Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited (MI) that they will advance the five percent general security allocation assured by NSW Office of Water for use after February.

Mr Gordon said the five percent advance combined with the five percent allocation enhancement already available means MI’s general security customers have access to 57 percent allocation.

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

“The initiative by MI 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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