The recent flood in the Murray Darling Basin has meant that the River Murray storages are at very high levels. They are at 89 per cent capacity, which is 50 per cent above the long-term average for the end of March.
There has also been a boost to the water which has been available for the environment. Some floodplains have received water for the first time since the 1956 flood.
These factors mean that River Murray irrigators will be able to access 100 percent of their allocation in 2023-24