Recent rain across key catchment areas of the Murray-Darling Basin have prompted a lift in SA River Murray opening water allocations - albeit only a small rise.
THE Almond Board of Australia is calling for a moratorium on new water use licences while a "capacity review" is undertaken.
WITH SA opening water allocations expected to be announced tomorrow, two drop-in sessions have been organised to help irrigators prepare.
FEDERAL Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has warned that any attempt to "blow up" the Murray-Darling Basin Plan would only result in a "worse" situation for basin communities.
Namoi Valley irrigators have won a tick of approval from the water compliance agency for their actions during a recent river flow.
SA Water Minister David Speirs says federal Labor's plans to make changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan are cause for concern, as "SA will suffer the most as a result".
The Labor party has promised to make major changes to the Murray-Darling Basin plan if it gains power at the federal election.