Climate

Riverina farmers prepare for tough, dry winter

14 May 2018

Steff Wills, The Land
13 May 2018

Although welcome, last week’s rain was a far cry from the downpour parched Riverina farmers needed.

It follows a devastating reveal the Riverina could be on the cusp of a drought, according to a recently unveiled Enhanced Drought Indicator System.

While the region has yet to be declared drought affected, Collingullie farmers said they were feeling the sting of a dry season and bracing for bitter times, as winter bore down.

It comes as close to 10mm rainfall was recorded across the region last week – the biggest downpour since February, according to crop and stock farmer Stephen Bruckner.

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