The Weekly Times is running with the story on getting environmental flows back into the Snowy River:
“The greatest hurdle to reviving the Snowy River’s flows could be removed for little more than $3.3 million.
That’s the estimated cost of extinguishing a 56,000-megalitre water debt that must be repaid before the iconic river’s flows can be raised above a trickle this spring.
If the debt is not repaid the Snowy River will once again be capped at 4 per cent of its natural flow in 2010-11, almost 10 years after the inter-government deal was struck to rescue the river.
East Gippsland Independent MP Craig Ingram, who put Labor into power on the back of its promise to revive the Snowy’s flows, said it was time to extinguish the debt and boost this spring’s flows”.
Your can find the Times story here.