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‘Intense’ drought declared for Cobar

The Cobar area has now been declared as being in ‘intense drought’ according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries latest seasonal report. With limited rainfall recorded last month, 100 per cent of the state has been drought declared with 15 per cent of it now in ‘intense drought’. And […]

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Locals feeling the full effect of the big dry

A lot of old farming families in the Cobar district have seen too many droughts in their lifetimes like the current one that’s gripping most of southern Australia. Tom Mitchell, a second generation grazier at Gambolalley north of Cobar, has experienced his share of droughts (he’s also lived through the […]