More Water Needed Before Darl-Hay Scheme Starts
18 January 1949 Narrandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser
In a letter to the Griffith sub-branch R.S.L., the Minister for Conservation, Mr. G. Weir, said it would not be advisable to proceed with the Darl-Hay scheme until additional water was available, either from a dam on the Tumut River and increased storage at Burrinjuck, or by diversion from the Snowy River.
The Minister added that investigations were at present being carried out for the construction of a conserving dam on the Tumut River near Blowering.
He said that even if these investigations should indicate that it would be practicable to construct the dam, it would take four or five years at least to provide a storage.
With a view to obtaining additional land for the settlement of ex-servicemen, the sub-branch had written asking that the Darl-Hay scheme should be proceeded with.