Flaws in Murray Darling Basin Plan have resulted in an over-recovery of water

5 Oct 2016 9:00 AM -
The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) reiterates NSW Irrigators Council’s (NSWIC) call to the Federal Government for all further buybacks to be suspended until the full impact of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on the Southern Basin is known.

RGA president Jeremy Morton said “The RGA strongly believes there should be no further water recovery in the Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys. The significant recovery that has occurred to date has transpired without any clear understanding of the social and economic impacts of this recovery. This level of negligence is unacceptable and cannot continue”.

RGA further feels that unachievable flow targets in the Murray Darling Basin Plan, which underpin the water recovery target of 2750GL, have resulted in an over-recovery of water.