April 1, 2016
For the first time in a few years the river flowed after 123 mm of rain fell over a 10-day period. Although this does not resolve the ongoing drought issues, the late season rain was a great relief in that it was needed to help with vegetation growth as well as to replenish the natural aquifer. As discussed in a previous blog post the drought is a result of the “el nino effect” that is the rise of sub surface water temperatures in the South Pacific Ocean.
According to NOAA this weather anomaly is weakening and hopefully this summer we will have normal rainfall and standard weather conditions in the bush.
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