Farming in the dry
Land & Water Australia. 2009. Farming in the dry. [Online] (Updated February 13th, 2009)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/2866 [Accessed Thursday 24th of October 2013 02:31:42 PM ].
During the last 12 years large tracts of southern and eastern Australia have experienced a sustained dry period. The last 7 years has been more severe than the previous years. At Birchip in north western Victoria where I come from for example, our growing season rainfall has been 38% less than average over the last seven years and 28% less over the last twelve years. Interestingly our growing season rainfall over the previous twelve years from 1985 to 1996 was 20% above average.
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