Irrigation Leader

Irrigation Challenges in Australia

Irrigation districts in Australia face a variety of management and operational challenges not experienced by their American counterparts. Below is a small sampling of some of their more unique challenges.

  • Photo of a kangaroo jumping in front of a car
    Kangaroos are constant driving hazards along rural roads and major highways. They are attracted to puddles of water in the road that form after it rains. Kangaroos can weigh up to 200 pounds and can cause severe vehicle damage and injury to occupants if struck at a high speed. They tend to travel in groups (mobs) and generally rest during the day. Kangaroos are most active between dusk and dawn.