Farmers feel left out

A REVIEW of how the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is implemented in the northern basin has ignored the needs of those in Sunraysia, farmers say.

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will go ahead with plans to reduce water recovery in northern NSW and southern Queensland by 70 gigalitres.

State water ministers will have a say on amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan before a final recommendation is handed to federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Barnaby Joyce. However, the Australian Floodplain Association has warned the reduced recovery target would cause the Darling River and communities reliant on it to die.

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