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MORE RAIN FOR THE RIVERLAND, WARNING FOR GRAPE GROWERS 

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We’re in for some more rainfall today across the Riverland, as a complex low pressure system develops over South Australia.

Yesterday the Bureau issued an initial flood watch for some areas in the state, with the possibility of activity in the northern parts of the Riverland.  

The Bureau say the next two days rainfall of 30-50mm could be possible

This rainfall is not expected to cause significant river level rises in the River Murray.

As well yesterday a la-nina weather system was declared, which could see the wet conditions continue for some time.  

With the forecast weather Riverland grape growers are being warned that conditions could be conducive to a downy mildew outbreak.

Yesterday afternoon a downy mildew advice was issued for many SA grape growing areas, including the Riverland.

Downy mildew is a major disease for grape vines, and develops in warm but wet weather. If developed the disease can lead to significant crop loss and a reduction in wine quality.

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