Glenrowan allocations hit rock bottom as vignerons, orchardists face dry season
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NOT A DROP: Long time water advocate Michael Reid says people in agriculture and horticulture in the Glenrowan district a bracing themselves for a dry season under zero water allocations.

GLENROWAN vignerons, dairy farmers and orchardists are staring down the barrel of a difficult season with zero water allocations now in place across the district.

Baileys of Glenrowan has been operating for 150 years and while the vines have sub-soil moisture at the moment vineyard manager Ian Muller said “the season will turn pear shaped pretty quickly” on zero allocations if there is no rain soon.

They receive their water from Lake Nillahcootie through the Broken River system which is currently at 41 per cent of 40 megalitres capacity.

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