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SA WATER ALLOCATION 100% FOR 2018-2019 WATER YEAR

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Riverland irrigators will be able to have some certainly with the State Government confirming South Australia’s River Murray water access entitlement holders will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in the 2018-19 water year.

South Australia is expected to receive its full Entitlement Flow of 1,850 gigalitres which will provide greater certainty for irrigators and our environment.

David Speirs the State water minister said “The River Murray is the lifeblood of so many of our regional communities and supports South Australia’s $1.25 billion horticulture industry, much of which comes out of the Riverland.

Private carryover water however will not be made available in 2018-19 as water users will have access to 100 per cent water allocations.