Zero water despair
Southern Riverina farmers are facing another irrigation season of zero allocation, with major implications for the dairy and rice growing industries.
The recent release of a scientific report presents a ‘‘once in a lifetime’’ opportunity to rectify some political wrongs, according to Speak Up.
Federal Water Minister David Littleproud has defended the Murray-Darling Basin Plan after a federal scheme to make irrigation more efficient was criticised for favouring cotton and almond farmers.
A Murray-Darling Basin Plan review is needed, says a Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP, who has slammed a recent water allocation announcement.
Goulburn-Murray Water is seeking a dedicated, core team of customers to help determine the prices it charges and the level of services it delivers in coming years.
Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum expects the independent panel looking into the socio-economic impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in regional communities will be ‘‘dragged’’ to the Goulburn Valley.
Maturing nut plantations along the lower Murray River will soon require up to 1400Gl each year, driving down water availability in the Goulburn-Murray region and driving up water prices, according to a new report.
Long-term solutions are needed to stop the degradation of the Barmah Choke, according to the Victorian Water Minister.
About 3.5Gl is set to flow though the Little Gunbower Wetland Complex this month, as the wetland receives an environmental watering.
Torrumbarry Weir’s Lock 26 has been re-opened following its repair and re-commissioning by Goulburn-Murray Water.
The Victorian Government has secured $29million in Federal Government funding, enabling the first stage of the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project to get under way.
Communities will be listened to until the ‘‘ink is dry’’ on an independent panel report into community socio-economic health under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, according to the panel’s chair.
Goulburn-Murray Water has removed the blue-green algae warning for Waranga Basin following a significant decline in blue-green algae levels.
Governments must stop ignoring the mountain of evidence telling us the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing, according to Speak Up.
Part of the Goulburn Valley Hwy is closed in Kialla West due to an incident which occurred about 4.20pm. Police are currently diverting all traffic along the highway onto Mitchell Rd, Central Kialla Rd and Union Rd. It is unknown when the road will...
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A hotel in Mooroopna is currently taped off by police due to an assault that took place on the premises overnight. Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit acting sergeant Jeff Wren said a person has been hospitalised following the incident. He said the...