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1500 GL

September 26th, 2003

This report, saying that a return of 1500 Gigalitres to the Murray is needed to achieve moderate improvements in ecological conditions is pretty much what was expected. As I argued here, such a reduction in water use is feasible, but expensive and politically tricky. Given the way the process has been set up 1500 GL is likely to be an upper bound for the return of water to the Murray, at least for the next 10 years, the period for which NSW licenses will be allocated.

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  1. Observa
    September 27th, 2003 at 09:36 | #1

    I read somewhere (maybe on the Sydney water supply price hikes for heavy users)that it takes about 7,400L of water to grow a dollars worth of rice compared to a tenth of that volume for fruit and veges and hence we should import our rice. Are those sorts of consumption figures true?

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