Menindee's last irrigators on what the future holds

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By Olivia Calver
Updated August 18 2021 - 9:59am, first published February 26 2021 - 1:00am
Charlie Lombardo is one of the last irrigators left at Menindee. One of Mr Lombardo's biggest challenges is the high-salt content of the water he pumps from the Darling River, which is caused by low flows into the Menindee Lakes.

Only a decade ago Menindee was a thriving irrigation centre, a major producer of table grapes and citrus.

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Olivia Calver

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Journalist for The Land