Patchy rain inundated the region on Wednesday night, with falls of between 30mm and 136mm recorded.TYLA HARRINGTON March 1, 2013 4:53am
Belinda Perrett, Jill Kearny and Karla Notley wade through the flooded paddocks of the Ute Muster site yesterday.
Wayne and Glenda Kempton’s property recorded a massive 136mm of rain from the downpour on Wednesday and Thursday.
Their property, Royelle, is located on Wandook Rd, approximately 11km north of Deniliquin.
Mr Kempton said his front yard was flooded and looked like a ‘‘lake’’. But he’s not complaining.
‘‘It’s been so dry and now we’ve had a drink.
Blighty farmers Joe and Sue Weir said they recorded 40mm of rain on Wednesday night, and their three day total was 52mm.
Mrs Weir said it was ‘‘absolutely’’ welcomed.
‘‘It may mean the difference between having to pre-water or not,’’ she said.
Rice farmer Bill Holden said he received 65mm from Wednesday and Thursday’s downpour. His farm is between Blighty and Deniliquin.
Meanwhile Conargo’s Margaret Clancy said she got 25mm, but expects some might have spilt out of the tank, while Mathoura’s Val and Heather Mills recorded 36mm.
Elders agronomist Adam Dellwo said he heard reports of recordings anywhere between 16mm and 106mm.
Regardless, he said it had been embraced with open arms.
‘‘It’s the best rain we’ve had all year,’’ he said.
‘‘I can’t see any negatives coming out of it.
‘‘It means the rice crops won’t need much water.’’
Mr Dellwo said pasture was getting desperate but the recent rain would help it to grow, which is ‘‘terrific’’.
Deniliquin was only expected to recieve 25mm but the stormy weather made it unpredictable, he explained.
‘‘If we can get consistent rain follow up (in two to three weeks) it will be exactly what the doctor ordered,’’ he said.
The State Emergency Service (SES) local controller Andrew Hillman responded to two calls where people reported flooding in their homes.
‘‘On Wednesday afternoon and overnight Deniliquin received 28mm to 9am this morning (Thursday), with wind gusts up to 57kms/h,’ he said.
He said while the calls were only minor damage he would like to remind people to take care in stormy weather.
‘‘We would like to remind residents of the danger of storm water and to secure anything that may become projectiles.
‘‘Especially all things made of iron, including trampolines.’’
For more information contact SES on 132
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