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Personal Reflections

Drought in 2003

I wrote the following on 29th January 2003. Now we are facing the same situation again it seems. Climate is cyclical?

“We are in the midst of a very bad drought. Hardly any rain for months and months. Everything looks dry and parched. People struggle to keep their gardens alive. It is claimed that our town water supply will run out in about 18 months without substantial rain. At Wallangarra, an hour to the south, they are bringing in water by rail to keep the town and its industry going. It must be such a different experience from that of people who live in fertile places with ample rainfall. They would find a drought like this hard to understand.”