Story: Irrigation and drainage

Recreational use of water

Recreational use of water

With the projected increase in water use for irrigation there are concerns from the community about the continued supply of quality water for household use. Sportspeople, such as this man fishing for salmon on the Rakaia River, are also concerned that fishing and boating conditions on rivers should be preserved.

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Terry Heiler, 'Irrigation and drainage - Irrigation and the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Terry Heiler, published 24 Nov 2008