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Farmers want water banked for future droughts

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

A survey by researchers at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) shows that farmers in the Namoi catchment area in the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) are mainly supportive of water banking – storing surplus water underground – from large floods.

Their positive response is a big step towards providing rural and agricultural communities with additional water without drawing more from the over-extracted rivers of the Basin, says Professor Allan Curtis of the NCGRT and Charles Sturt University.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:57 PM

Might not be a bad idea.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

Sounds like a good idea.

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