Effigy's journey down the Murray

Update: An effigy Water Minister David Littleproud is travelling around 12km a day down the Murray

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An effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud, which is fitted with a GPS tracking device, is travelling down the Murray River at an average rate of 12 kilometres a day.

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The effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud floating down the Murray.

The effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud floating down the Murray.

An effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud, which is fitted with a GPS tracking device, is travelling down the Murray River at an average rate of 12 kilometres a day.

Since the effigy was hoisted into the river at the Tocumwal water rally on September 5, to make the point that irrigators in northern states were being forced to sacrifice water for environmental flows to the lower lakes, it has travelled 167km.

In that time the effigy has been set free by a number of people along the river after it was beached a couple of times and snagged another.

At the time of print, the effigy was around 1718km from the Murray mouth at Cape Horn.

"It's been a bit of a slow progress as it's been beached and caught on a snag another time but it still shows how slow the flow goes," Tocumwal rally organiser Jan Beer said.

"We live in a flat continent, you will never get a force of flow to deliver all this water they are talking about that's needed at the Murray mouth."

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