All rain articles

A thorough soaking

Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

TRYING CONDITIONS: Electrical technician Carl Berryman and apprentice linesman Nathan Hiscock work on repairs near Williams Street. TRYING CONDITIONS: Electrical technician Carl Berryman and apprentice linesman Nathan Hiscock work on repairs near Williams Street.

 When it rains, it pours, as the saying goes. 

The storm that broke on Friday evening resulted in 82.4mm falling on the city over the weekend.

It was the Broken Hill’s largest deluge in 22 months, with 51.6mm being recorded to 9am on Saturday and 30.8mm to 9am yesterday.

The State Emergency Service (SES) attended 70 call-outs before 1pm yesterday and gave out some 2000 sandbags.

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Rain means more water for irrigators

Friday, 23rd December, 2011

Irrigators have been given access to more water in the Darling downstream of the Menindee Lakes, including the Anabranch. 

NSW Commissioner for Water, David Harriss, said the supplementary access for water licence holders would continue until January 23.

“This period of supplementary access is due to the increased releases from the Menindee Lakes for flood operations,” Mr Harriss said.

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Mixed fortunes as rain pours

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

WELCOME RAIN: Tibooburra received a big downpour on Monday night which continued into yesterday. WELCOME RAIN: Tibooburra received a big downpour on Monday night which continued into yesterday.

The rain has caused some trouble this week with closed roads and people being stranded in the bush.

But it’s not all bad news; Grant Reicke from Bollard’s Lagoon, west of Cameron’s Corner, said the downpour saved his property.

Almost 75 per cent of the station was damaged by two bushfires started by lightning in September and October. It lost 200,000 hectares worth of feed in five days.

Mr Reicke said in October that he needed rain or he would have to move or sell his stock.

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