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February 08, 2024

Levee repair funding delays create concerns for River Murray farmers

The government has pledged more than $30 million in funding for the repair of levees damaged in the 2022-23 River Murray flood, but many have labelled it a case of too little, and too late.

Last week, the state and federal government announced $17.1m in funding for the repairs of government-owned levees between Mannum and Wellington, with another $14.2m for initial repairs for privately-owned levees in the lower Murray from the SA government.

Some have questioned why this funding is coming more than 12 months after the initial flood and seven months after the excess water was finally pumped out of the river flats.