Drought declared as parts of Queensland suffer one of the hottest and driest summers on record – ABC News

Some parts of Queensland have been in drought for years! Why climate change is real, and why every little bit counts! –

The Bundaberg region in Queensland has been drought-declared after suffering through its hottest summer since 1897.

State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne accepted a recommendation by the Local Drought Committee to declare the region in drought from March 1.”It is unusual for a Local Drought Committee to meet outside the normal cycle,” he said.

“But the Bundaberg region has suffered from poor rainfall and heatwave conditions during this wet season and I instructed them to meet urgently to consider making a declaration.”

It means 84.29 per cent of the total area of Queensland is officially in drought.

Source: Drought declared as parts of Queensland suffer one of the hottest and driest summers on record – ABC Rural – ABC News

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