Water to go under bridge before overhaul

Bottle Bend Reserve Land Manager chair Jane MacAllister, committee member Howard Jones and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Jody Swirepik.

Bottle Bend Reserve Land Manager chair Jane MacAllister, committee member Howard Jones and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Jody Swirepik.

THERE remain “a lot of issues to work through” before an overhaul of the Menindee Lakes goes ahead, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder says.

Fish experts, indigenous groups and irrigators have all raised concerns about the NSW Government’s plan to change the way the lakes operate – a major component of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The Menindee water savings project was expected to save 106 gigalitres towards the basin plan’s water recovery target, largely through reduced evaporation, but ecologists have warned of potential risks to golden perch and Murray cod populations.

For more of this story, purchase your copy of Tuesday's Sunraysia Daily 02/10/2018. To subscribe to our Digital Edition Click here

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop