Water resources and agricultural development

Water supply and the settlement of rural and regional SA (DOCX 12.3 MB)
This paper provides an overview of the major surface water conservation initiatives in South Australia from the 1860s to the present day. These schemes underpinned the development of towns and industries in country South Australia, and also led to the expansion of livestock industries through the provision of stock drinking water to farms.

Murray-Darling Basin
History of the Murray-Darling Basin Initiative.

Irrigation in the South East of South Australia
The South East is the largest, by area, of the irrigation areas in South Australia.

Pekina Creek Irrigation Scheme (DOC 1.7 MB)
One of the earliest irrigation schemes in South Australia, if not Australia. The main industry it supported was dairy.

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