drought

We expect dry weather in late summer so while Southland, Canterbury, Marlborough and much of the North Island were getting publicity about drought last month we were still saying it was situation normal.

 

But as rain has fallen in most other areas it has stayed away from here, though thanks to increased irrigation we are not so badly off as we were a couple of years ago when the photo above was taken.

 

 Now thanks to the North Otago irrigation scheme a lot more of the Waiareka Valley is green but those still on dryland are getting very worried. 

 

We had about 20 mls of rain today, That’s a good start, and definitely better than a nor-wester, but we need a lot more to get soil moisture levels up before it gets too cold.

2 Responses to drought

  1. Rachael says:

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you would mind if I was to use your drought picture for a report the Waitaki District Council is working on relating to natural hazards – including drought?
    Many thanks
    Rachael Bason
    Planning Officer, Waitaki District Council

  2. homepaddock says:

    You’re welcome to use it.

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