Reservoir depletion forces Madras farmers to leave fields fallow

Wickiup Reservoir is at 11% of capacity as irrigation season draws to a close.

For the second year in a row, Madras farmer Phil Fine has left a quarter of his fields fallow amid water restrictions caused by low levels at Wikiup Reservoir.

With a water crisis expected to continue another year, he doesn’t think his crop yields will expand anytime soon.

Source: Reservoir depletion forces Madras farmers to leave fields fallow; Wickiup Reservoir is at 11% of capacity as irrigation season draws to a close