SA irrigators get full water allocations

Tim DorninAAP
SA Environment Minister David Speirs says there are good conditions across the Murray-Darling Basin.
Camera IconSA Environment Minister David Speirs says there are good conditions across the Murray-Darling Basin. Credit: AAP

River Murray irrigators in South Australia will receive their full water allocations from the beginning of July.

Environment Minister David Speirs says favourable conditions across the Murray-Darling Basin and good levels of water in storage mean allocations will start at 100 per cent for the opening of the 2021/22 water year.

"This is great news for the state's irrigators as it means they can begin the new water year with confidence and plan their business with the knowledge they will have access to 100 per cent allocation from day one," Mr Speirs said.

"What we've experienced over summer is relatively mild conditions followed by decent rainfall across the basin."

The minister said water storage levels in June were also much higher than in recent years, including those in the Menindee Lakes.

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