Irrigation in Australia - 2012Irrigated food and fibre production
Land & Water Australia. 2012. Irrigation in Australia - 2012. [Online] (Updated June 13th, 2012)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/3860 [Accessed Monday 6th of May 2013 10:43:29 PM ].
This fact sheet summarises the use of irrigation in Australia.
Irrigation occupies a very small portion of Australia – 5% of tilled agricultural lands – but produces 30% of all agricultural production.
Agriculture uses 50-70% of the water consumed in Australia per annum and irrigation uses 90% of that. The vast majority of irrigated water use is controlled by regulations and
licences. Irrigators need an authorised allocation to extract specified amounts of water from rivers or bores (groundwater) or from irrigation supply systems.
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