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Online allocation auction news

Farmers looking for more water for the 2017-18 season will be able to bid for lots in the online seasonal allocation auction, from 11am Tues 19/12 to Thur 21/12. Five lots will be offered with no reserve: 2x50ML, 2x20ML and 1x5ML. Note that these are for the 2017-18...

SRW advises farmers to be prepared

Southern Rural Water’s incident team is keeping in regular contact with the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecasts for the catchment over three days from today (1 Dec), with the heaviest rain expected on Saturday. Gavin Prior, Operations Supervisor, Water Supply East, said that Lake Glenmaggie still had more than 26,000 ML (megalitres) available space before it was operationally full. “We are keeping a close eye on the rainfall and preparing for all scenarios.”

Benefits flow for Macalister irrigators

Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined representatives from Southern Rural Water, the MCCC and contractors to mark completion of the $32 million first phase of the Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project (MID 2030 Phase 1A), and the second phase of the upgrade, which is jointly funded with the Australian Government and SRW customers.