Irrigators' pump and harvest exemption creates anger

By Daniel Pedersen
Updated February 21 2020 - 7:16am, first published February 20 2020 - 1:30am
The Copi Hollow channel releases water into Lake Menindee in August 2012. The lakes system was then full beyond the brim. WaterNSW modelling suggests 40,000 megalitres might make it to the top of the lakes.

SOUTHERN Murray Darling Basin communities are reeling after the Planning, Industry and Environment Department lifted a floodplain harvesting embargo and a pumping embargo declared by NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey during a flood event in the northern basin.

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