New Zealand farmers argue for more water

NEW ZEALAND – A group of Mid Canterbury farmers is spending some $1.75 million to make a case for more irrigation water and they are using state-of-the-art water science to prove they are not environmental bandits, reports the Ashburton Guardian.

Environmental advocates, such as Environment Canterbury (ECan), say there is no water left to allocate in the Valetta and Ashburton River groundwater zones and is urging their joint application be declined. But the farming group says ECan’s methods of calculating how much water is available for allocation in these zones is flawed.

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Source: The Ashburton Guardian

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