There is a possibility for irrigated crops to be grown in southern Gulf pastoral areas of north Queensland by maximising water storage.
The study confirms future possibilities for irrigated and non-irrigated crops in the Gilbert and Flinders rivers catchments. However, the construction of water catchments would be dependent on the geographical landscape and the weather conditions.
There is also the possibility of potential downstream impacts on the Commonwealth prawn fishery in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Further research needs to be undertaken to see what impact activities of irrigation and water storage might have in areas of north Queensland.Read more at CSIRO