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.
Benalla coach Luke Morgan is looking forward to the task of leading the Goulburn Valley's interleague team next year.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
PEOPLE who attended Echuca-Moama’s drug forum this week will think twice before taking ice.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
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