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Low Darling land holders prepare for drought’s return

Rural News

Land holders along the Lower Darling are preparing for the river to again run dry despite the country currently being in La Nina.

Flows only returned last year after years of drought, as Far West New South Wales begins its long recovery.

See the transformation from 2019 to 2020 here:

 

Irrigators in the northern part of the river system along the Barwon-Darling have had to stop pumping water this week, as part of new water sharing laws.

To find out more about how things are in Far West New South Wales, rural editor Eddie Summerfield caught up with Court Nareen Station’s Nerida Healy.

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