Australia Hundreds of thirsty cows swarm water truck in video that brings home Australia's awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now affected by the drought

06:06  08 august  2018
06:06  08 august  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

NSW declared '100 per cent in drought'

  NSW declared '100 per cent in drought' The NSW government says the state is now "100 per cent in drought" as farmers battle through one of the driest winters on record.The entire state of NSW has been declared in drought after a drier-than-expected June and July.

Hundreds of thirsty cows have been filmed swarming a water truck after their owner drove more than an hour to get water just to keep them alive. The stunning footage, shot with a drone, comes as 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought - affected

Hundreds of thirsty cows have been filmed swarming a water truck after their owner drove more than an hour to get water just to keep them alive. The stunning footage, shot with a drone, comes as 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought - affected

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Hundreds of thirsty cows have been filmed swarming a water truck after their owner drove more than an hour to get water just to keep them alive.

The stunning footage, shot with a drone, comes as 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought-affected, and there is no end in sight to the worst big dry in Australia for decades.

Farmer Amber Lea, who uploaded the video, told the Mercury that her 1300 cattle simply would not be fed unless she collected the water. 

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Water usage has crept up in recent years; it now sits at 166 liters (44 gallons) per person per day. But that is still much lower than before the drought , because the large-scale water saving efforts brought lasting changes to homes and to social norms, Feldman says.

Video . Podcasts. Pictures. The drought is likely to affect drinking water supplies to many areas. Sydney' s largest reservoir is now 40% full and many small rural towns in east Australia face shortages within a month.

'Watering points or allocated watering troughs were too low...mills had stopped pumping,' she said. 

'There was no supply...we often have to drive 50 to 70 kilometres one way to get water for them'.

a close up of a map: According to the state’s Department of Primary Industries’ Combined Drought Indicator 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought-affected © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited According to the state’s Department of Primary Industries’ Combined Drought Indicator 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought-affected The indicator reveals 38.7 per cent of NSW is drought affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought, and 23 per cent of the state is suffering through an intense drought © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The indicator reveals 38.7 per cent of NSW is drought affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought, and 23 per cent of the state is suffering through an intense drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries' Combined Drought Indicator has revealed 38.7 per cent of NSW is now drought-affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought, and 23 per cent of the state is suffering through an intense drought.

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1829 Major drought in Western Australia with very little water available.[7]. 1877 All states affected by severe drought , with disastrous losses in Queensland. Cattle numbers fell by more than 40 per cent . Sheep numbers did not return to 100 million until 1925.

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Zero percent is listed as non-drought or recovering from drought. 

The NSW Government has announced a $500 million emergency drought relief package as the state suffers.

On Sunday, Malcolm Turnbull announced extra cash payments of up to $12,000 for drought-stricken farmers through the allowance.

a close up of a dry grass field: A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-affected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property, located west of the town of Gunnedah in north-western New South Wales © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-affected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property, located west of the town of Gunnedah in north-western New South Wales It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology revealed most of NSW has received less than 20 per cent of its usual rainfall since January, and Australia as a whole just experienced its warmest and driest July in 20 years.

It isn't expected to get any easier for farmers or other livestock currently suffering through unseasonably high temperatures.

Woman charged for 'stealing from drought-relief property'

  Woman charged for 'stealing from drought-relief property' <p>A woman has been charged after being found with suspected stolen goods believed to be from a drought-relief drop-off point.</p>NSW Police said the 35-year-old drove a Ford Falcon into a property on Higgins Road in Yeoval, 70 kilometres south of Dubbo, around 9.15pm on Sunday.

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Meteorological drought is brought about when there is a prolonged time with less than average precipitation. The 1997–2009 Millennium Drought in Australia led to a water supply crisis across much of the country. Articles containing video clips.

Extreme temperatures have already been recorded in NSW and south-east Queensland this winter, leading to concerns a 'hot and deadly' summer is coming.

Visit Drought SOS: For more news, information and how to help Australian farmers.

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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

Federal government announces drought aid .
The federal government will announce a $190 million drought assistance package to help farmers affected by the biggest dry in the past century.Farmers will receive immediate additional financial support to help them and their communities fight one of the worst droughts of the past century.

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