Australia: Murray-Darling basin water sell-back plan welcomed by irrigators

Guardian: Irrigators have welcomed a plan by the federal government to sell back environmental water entitlements to farmers in the Murray-Darling basin. The move comes as a large part of the basin experiences a drying-out phase brought on by extreme hot weather and below average rain during spring and summer. The National Irrigators Council says water can and should be sold and put to agricultural use without compromising the environment. "We've had some hot weather which has spiked the water use,"......

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