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WATER CARRYOVER DURING DRY YEARS

May 4, 2023 10:19 am in by

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Local water licence holders will be able to access carryover water during dry years, following changes to River Murray Water Allocation Plan.

It will see those eligible able to access carryover up to 20% of their Class 3 (High Security) water access entitlement for use in years when the minimum opening allocation is announced at 50% or less.

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board chair, Dianne Davidson said “It was important to ensure the private carryover policy was improved to better meet needs for the benefit of River Murray water licence holders and the wider communities that rely on local irrigated industries,”

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Additional changes to the plan include the removal of rollover and forfeiture carryover clauses, and the ability for irrigators to use their full carryover entitlement in the year it is granted.

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