The weekend saw some much needed rain, provide relief for the region of Charleville with some properties recording over 100 millimeters. Mayor Dennis Cook says the wet weather has been welcomed.
“We’ve had between 90 – 100 mils [millimeters] which is really good.
“The weather has been hanging around a bit and we’re getting a bit of a flow and the gully’s greened out, nothing drastic but everything’s great and the place is greening up, so the weather is looking pretty good,” he says.
The Mayor says the rain has given everyone a glimpse of hope, amidst the grimness of the drought.
“It gives everyone some hope that they’re going to break the drought, it hasn’t been broken yet but it’s been 2 – 3 years since we last had rain, so it’s been good.
“There’s lots of water around and I think the dam will be full and we could get a bit more by the look of it. It’s put a smile on people’s faces and helped them cheer up.
“It won’t stop the drought yet but if we get more rain later on it will be good.”