Darling's environmental flows 'held back', say western farmers

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
Updated March 9 2018 - 12:23am, first published March 8 2018 - 11:30pm
Chrissie and Bill Ashby on Trevallyn Station, Wilcannia, where the Darling River has run dry for almost 10 kilometres. The rest of their 80km Darling river frontage is filled by pockets of 'stinking pools'.

It’s a stark reminder of not only how dry it’s been out west this year, but how little the argy-bargy over the Murray-Darling river system is doing to put water in the Darling River.


John Ellicott

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