There were more ducks than golfers at Rich River Golf Club on Saturday due to the wet weather, as the district receives decent rainfall.IVY WISE June 18, 2014 3:23am
The 33.4mm of rain that fell in Echuca at the weekend brought the monthly total to 81mm, nearly doubling the June average.
Most (15mm) fell in the 24 hours until 9am Friday, while Saturday recorded 11.2mm and Sunday 7.2mm.
Bureau of Meteorology Victorian climatologist Kevin Smith said Echuca was reaching record levels, with the highest June rainfall for the district recorded at 102.6mm in 1910.
‘‘You’re in the top 10 per cent of record levels,’’ Mr Smith said.
‘‘You have certainly had plenty of rain and copped some thunderstorms.’’
Echuca is faring better than surrounding towns, with Rochester recording 66.4mm for the month and Kyabram 53mm.
Echuca’s wettest month this year was April, with 91.3mm of rain, bringing the year-to-date rainfall for the district to 269.4mm.
Mr Smith said although conditions were starting to cool down, temperatures were still expected to be warmer than average and there was a 70 per cent chance of an El Nino developing.
Shepparton police pursued two youths on foot near Waters Rd this afternoon.
The Mulwala Lions took a huge step forward in the race for the Murray League title with a hard fought, low scoring, 15 point win, against the fancied Barooga outfit, in near perfect conditions at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
Chelsea Campbell is excited with her new business venture, after purchasing Carol Taylor’s hairdressing salon in Hogan St.
THE Echuca-Moama Country Music Festival will kick off next week at Moama RSL with three days of entertainment under the one roof.
NATIONAL tree day came early for Rochester Secondary College with 16 students planting 350 trees in little more than an hour on Thursday.
Goulburn Valley Water, in consultation with the Department of Health & Human Services, has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the township of Tongala.
Australian Army Cadets unit keeps winning awards.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
HEATHCOTE Park Raceway was back in action on Sunday with a surprise for those expecting owner Russell Clarke to be enjoying his retirement.
Dozens of birds of all shapes and sizes flew the coop as Cobram hosted its inaugural poultry auction last Sunday.
Neil Buckley has been inducted as president of the Deniliquin Lions for the next 12 months.
Superior Seed Co ran a successful Winter Cropping Field Day at Deniliquin last week.
The Benalla Giants came out winners in both the under-14s and under-16s against the Benalla Bulldogs on the weekend.
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