Re: Farmers think different
Well, the water could be pumped up into a tower by day...Why do townies think farmers have millions of dollars just itching to be spent on boondoggles to keep townies happy? Try calculating how much storage is needed to apply 25 mm of water on a hectare of land. Then there's the tower to hold all that water up high enough to provide the needed head. The cost would be way higher than electricity and diesel is already ~30% cheaper than electricity.
There's a very good reason that less than 1% of Australian farmland is irrigated.