Drought hits the region hard
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
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