Public drought information sessions Deniliquin and Griffith next week

Media release | 21 November 2019

Given the drought is intensifying across the state, the NSW Government and WaterNSW are holding another series of community public information sessions, focussing on water issues in drought impacted regions.

The community is invited to attend the sessions next Wednesday and Thursday in Deniliquin and Griffith.

Tracey Barton, Acting Water Drought Coordinator, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, said we need to protect the remaining water in our river systems following our driest winter since 1982 and the prospect of another hot and dry summer.

“Our priority is to ensure that sufficient water is available for critical water needs. We invite the community to come along to hear about river inflows and forecasts, and what we've done since our previous drought information sessions earlier in the year.

“We’ll update the community on water availability and proposed management measures if the dry conditions persist. There'll also be an opportunity for questions and discussion on water issues relating to the drought.

“Landholders and communities need information so they can plan ahead and that’s what these consultations are all about,” Ms Barton said.

Location River system Date & timeVenue
Deniliquin Murray 27 November 2019 5pm - 7pm Deniliquin Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Rd, Deniliquin
Griffith Murrumbidgee 28 November 2019 4pm - 6pm The Northside Griffith Leagues Club, 255 Wakaden Street Griffith

There will be an online Drought Outlook and Water Availability webinar from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday 3 December.

For information on critical valleys in drought, drought relief and our extreme events policy visit the Drought Update.