Water buybacks may be the final straw for the Balonne Shire just as persistent dry conditions ease their grip on local communities.
Those living in and around Dirranbandi fear future water buybacks after seeing such negative results from the sell-off of 66 gigalitres.
Numbers at the Dirranbandi State School have halved in the wake of water buybacks creating serious financial issues for local small businesses.
Dirranbandi businesses of all descriptions are feeling the pressure as the flow-on effects from water buy backs weave their way from the paddock to shop fronts.
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