Water allocations confirmed

June 19, 2024 9:28 am in by
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While known for some time, it’s now official that Riverland Murray River irrigators will start the water year with 100% allocations.

This will be the 4th consecutive year seeing full allocations at the start of the financial year.

Department for Environment and Water Acting Executive Director Water and River Murray, Sue Hutchings said the full opening entitlement is good news for river communities.

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“It is encouraging for our irrigators to go into another water year with the confidence of having full allocations available to them,” Ms Hutchings said.

With the full opening allocations, unused carryover water from last year will won’t be available, for this allocations must open at less than 50%.  

Earlier this month storage within the basin was calculated to be at 76% capacity.