Farmers are thirsty for water allocation

By Mal Gill
Updated January 4 2021 - 3:22pm, first published January 2 2021 - 1:00pm
Protesting Manjimup farmers last year, John Kilrain (left), Peter McGinty and Brian 'Barnie' Valentine (right) with hydrologist and former Department of Water director general Kim Taylor and South West Greens MLC Diane Evers on Record Brook, which will be dammed to store water for the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme (SFIS). Despite their concerns about accuracy of water availability predictions, the SFIS was oversubscribed this month by property owners wanting water.
Protesting Manjimup farmers last year, John Kilrain (left), Peter McGinty and Brian 'Barnie' Valentine (right) with hydrologist and former Department of Water director general Kim Taylor and South West Greens MLC Diane Evers on Record Brook, which will be dammed to store water for the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme (SFIS). Despite their concerns about accuracy of water availability predictions, the SFIS was oversubscribed this month by property owners wanting water.

EXPRESSIONS of interest for more than double the amount of water available have been received by the Southern Forests Irrigation Co-operative (SFIC) in round two of its water sales.

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