The Don Irrigation Scheme (DON) delivers 4,750ML of summer water and 4,750ML of winter water.
The Forth River catchment provides the 95% reliability TI schemes are required to achieve and is regarded as the best water source in the area. The scheme design includes two pump stations at Lake Barrington and a second pump station downstream of Paloona Dam at Forthside. The pump stations will pump to balance tanks with distribution to the irrigators via 53km of distribution pipeline. A 180-day summer irrigation season, along with a 180-day winter delivery is available for irrigators. The peak flow rate for the scheme is 39.6ML/day.
The TI operations team are now operating the scheme and delivering water to irrigators. Should you have any enquiries or wish to purchase water from the scheme please contact Brendan Keep the scheme operator on 0437 240 292 or email