Darling farmers angry as answers dry up

LOWER Darling farmers remain frustrated with water authorities’ refusal to release details about planned changes to the Menindee Lakes.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority and NSW Department of Primary Industries staff faced about 100 people at the Pooncarie Hall yesterday – the last in this week’s series of basin plan implementation meetings.

Despite the crowd’s demands for information about what modifications will be made to the Menindee Lakes system and how their operating rules would change, bureaucrats remained steadfast the project was still in its early stages.

MDBA executive director of environmental management Carl Binning said while some projects within the basin plan’s suite of water savings measures were well advanced, more complex projects such as that at Menindee were yet to be designed.

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