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Work is dry­ing up for Jim Muir­head’s earth­mov­ing con­tract­ing busi­ness in Fin­ley. He is strug­gling to keep his worker, who has a young fam­ily, em­ployed — and he has fi­nan­cial com­mit­ments to be met. ‘‘My worker is work­ing and I am not. I have laid off my wife due to zero water al­lo­ca­tion and I am not mak­ing any money at all,’’ he said. “I was in the Millewa Forest look­ing at the water which is flood­ing the bush and watch­ing it flow down the river and it’s just crim­i­nal — if this is just one sea­son we will get through it but I am re­ally wor­ried about the fu­ture.’’ Mr Muir­head is part of a newly formed al­liance — Creek Coun­try NSW — be­cause he is con­cerned about pol­icy and man­age­ment of the Yanco sys­tem.

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