Great Forester (Headquarters Rd Dam) Irrigation Scheme - Operational

The Great Forester Irrigation Scheme commenced operations during the 2011-12 irrigation season.
The district services pasture and cropping land around the townships of South Springfield, Springfield, Scottsdale, North Scottsdale and Waterhouse. Production in the area includes dairy, potatoes, vegetables (processed and fresh) and livestock finishing.
The scheme has the capacity to supply 1,980ML of water each year during a summer irrigation season. Depending on rainfall, additional water may be able to be supplied by the scheme outside the irrigation season.
Water supplied in the district is taken into storage in the Headquarters Road Dam located near South Springfield on an unnamed tributary of the Great Forester River. Water is delivered throughout the district by releases into the Great Forester River.

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