RELIEF FROM ABOVE
Sweltering temps drop after falls
AS A band of thunderstorms swept across the region on Tuesday afternoon, residents’ thoughts were with those battling bushfires.
Coalstoun Lakes’ Sarah Aberdein said the rain was welcome but she hoped the people affected by the bush fires were getting some of it.
After a week of sweltering temperatures, the rain has bought some reprieve.
The storms dumped 102mm on Robbie Radel’s Mountain View dairy farm on the outskirts of Biggenden.
Mr Radel thought the kids must have splashed some water into the gauge while playing under the hose.
“But then Raymond Nichol, the neighbour across the road, rang and said he had recorded 105mm,” he said.
“We must have been under a little cloud dump.
“Maybe it’s the start of a good summer for us.”
Coalstoun Lakes peanut grower Kerry Dove said with his 25mm, the remainder of his 60 acres of peanuts would now be planted.
“If we get enough moisture we may plant some corn,” he said.
“The majority of farmers have now got peanuts in the ground.”
Mr Dove said a huge amount of rain in one hit was not needed as the soil was fine.
“Little bits at a time is so much more beneficial,” he said.
While thankful for the rain, he is also thankful to the fireys for their tremendous efforts in containing the fire in the Rules Beach area where he has property.
Rainfalls were varied with Cania Dam recording 98mm, Biggenden 73mm and Mt Walsh 58mm.
Other falls included Kathy Spry on Seccombe’s Rd 64mm, Worsley family at Rocky Crk on Biggenden-Coalstoun Lakes Rd 67mm, Rod Wilson at Dallarnil 21mm, Don Roberton the top end of Coalstoun Lakes 28mm, Kayleen Medew at Bon Accord, Gayndah, 42mm, Julie Just on Bluff View Rd 61mm, Will Hall at Woowoonga 58mm, James Hansen at Boompa 40mm, Joanne Wease on Eureka Rd 28mm.
SPLASHING FUN: Two-year-old Cassidy Aberdein hasn’t seen much rain in her short life.