Friday, April 10, 2009

More of NSW is now in drought


New drought statistics show more of NSW is desperately in need of rain, with the south and west of the state worst affected.

The April figures show the area affected by drought has increased to 59.6 per cent, from 56.5 per cent in March, NSW Primary Industries minister Ian Macdonald says.

The area of the state now considered marginal is 9.1 per cent, down from 9.6 per cent last month, while the area considered satisfactory has declined by more than 2.5 per cent to 31.3 per cent.

More of NSW is now in drought

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