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.
Moura cotton grower Greg Hutchinson, Macander, is constructing a 3500 megalitre ring tank on his property to give him water surety into the future.
Andrew Broad isn’t regarded as a high-flying member of federal parliament but he took a flight over the Darling River this week to get a better view of the conditions.