Water returns to Lake Menindee

Water being released into Lake Menindee for the first time since 2013. Picture: WaterNSW

Water being released into Lake Menindee for the first time since 2013. Picture: WaterNSW

WATER is flowing into Lake Menindee for the first time in three years as an estimated 600 gigalitres – more than the amount of water in Sydney Harbour – makes its way down the Darling River and its contributing catchments.

With the lakes approaching the 640 gigalitre trigger point at which they revert to being a shared resource under the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, farmers are continuing to stress the need for long-term water security assurances.

While the amount of water flowing into Lake Menindee is expected to guarantee at least two years’ supply, those along the lower Darling hope authorities have learnt the lessons of recent years.

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