Perth: The rivers in some parts of New South Wales, Australia have been severely depleted and for the first time in 483 days, the NSW town of Bourke had water flowing after 94mm of rain in the last weekend.
The main agricultural areas in the northern parts of New South Wales had seen lesser than 1mm of rain in September. As seen, there has been a huge fall in rain, as less as 10mm in the months of July, August and September as compared to 10 to 50mm which was recorded previously during the same period.
However, the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast shows that there will be below the average rainfall in the future.
The National Farmers Federation earlier this month had written to the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison to provide financial incentives to the farmers to leave their lands. The Prime Minister on October 13th announced that the Federal and New South Wales governments would collaborate 1 billion dollar water infrastructure package.