Australia NSW declared '100 per cent in drought'

03:36  08 august  2018
03:36  08 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The entire state of NSW has been declared in drought after a drier-than-expected June and July.

About 77 per cent of the state is either in drought or drought affected, while 23 per cent is experiencing intense drought, the latest official update shows.

"This is tough, there isn't a person in the state that isn't hoping to see some rain for our farmers and regional communities," NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Almost 100 percent of NSW and half of Queensland is now either in drought or in imminent danger of it. (Photo: Aj Stevens). Coonabarabran, in central NSW , was declared in drought six months ago and the town has been on level 6 water restrictions.

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Pictures: The Wider Image: Australia's drought - the cancer eating away at farms

The Wider Image: Australia's drought - the cancer eating away at farms: A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-effected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown's property located on the outskirts of town of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia, July 20, 2018. From ground level, Australia's drought looks like a featureless, brown dustbowl, but from the air it transforms into an artistry of colour and texture as the land cracks under a blazing sun. Australia's drought - the cancer eating away at farms

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