In Defence of Environmental Water

This week we heard some really absurd claims about environmental water in the Murray Darling

5 Ways the Murray-Darling System has been Mismanaged:

CLAIM 1: The Commonwealth has a huge amount of environmental water — why can’t they give some to irrigators?

CLAIM 2: The Murray River is in flood — why are we using environmental water to flood during a drought?

CLAIM 3: Why are we sending so much water to South Australia and out to sea during a flood?

CLAIM 4: Be careful what you wish for — ‘Can the Plan’ and more water will go back to the environment.

CLAIM 5: The CEWH should sell water to irrigators when there is a drought.

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