Irrigation winter works to start
Murray Irrigation will start its annual winter works program this month.
It will be undertaking works across a number of asset classes, including offtakes, regulators, bridges and channel banks.
Murray Irrigation drains one third of its footprint to complete the works.
They predominantly include an area in the western part of its footprint in the Moulamein district, an area in the east taking in the Berrigan and Jerilderie districts, and areas to the north-east and south-east of Deniliquin.
To complete the works, Murray Irrigation has engaged dozens of contractors and their scope this winter will include concrete remedial works on 186 regulator/offtake structures and desilting about 300km of channel.
Erosion control on about 170 structures will also be done as part of the works, as will miscellaneous civil and mechanical repairs/upgrades on 25 sites.
Program planners will work with the operations team to prioritise works and ensure the channels are brought back online in accordance with demand as early as possible.
All contractors have already attended a safety briefing before the anticipated start date at the end of May.
Anyone with queries is encouraged to phone planning and maintenance manager Nick Warne on 0400 790 461.