Drought hits the re­gion hard

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The lack of rain in Co­bram this year has been laid bare, with mea­sure­ments taken by res­i­dent Ron Ren­frew re­veal­ing we had just a miserly 176.5 mm of rain­fall by the end of Au­gust.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr Ren­frew’s mea­sure­ments, 2018 is the worst year for rain­fall in Co­bram by the end of Au­gust since 2009 when the mil­len­nium drought rav­aged much of the coun­try.

Mr Ren­frew recorded 137.5 mm from Jan­uary to Au­gust in 2009, 393.5 mm in 2010, 553 mm in 2011, 448 mm in 2012, 275 mm in 2013, 287 mm in 2014, 278 mm in 2015, 434.5 mm in 2016, 282.5 mm in 2017 and 176.5 mm to the end of Au­gust this year.

The depths of the cur­rent drought which has en­gulfed all of NSW and most of Vic­to­ria and Queens­land is ev­i­dent in Mr Ren­frew’s fig­ures, which show that the av­er­age rain­fall in Co­bram for Jan­uary to Au­gust is down by 150 mm this year.

The av­er­age for the past 10 years 326.55 mm.

It is pre­dicted we are in for an­other long and dry sum­mer. is

Say ‘aaah’: The chil­dren got into the chair at Co­bram Den­tal Clinic to have their teeth checked.

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