Flood prevention costing productivity
Lost revenue from this summer’s missed flood opportunity is beginning to add up for Lower-Darling Basin farmers.
Up to 250-megalitres of water per day was due to flow down from Menindee Lakes in January to soak thousands of hectares of parched land.
But Water New South Wales backflipped on its plan to increase releases to avoid inundating properties further north.
Rural editor Sophie Clarke caught up with Anabranch Water Chairman Paul McPherson to hear more about the impacts of the decision.