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Queensland is drought-free for the first time since 2013

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Queensland has been declared drought-free for the first time since 2013.
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Queensland has been declared drought-free for the first time since 2013.

Large parts of the state were impacted by long periods without rainfall for much of the last decade.

However, recent downpours and flooding have officially led the state out of its drought.

Here’s what you need to know.

Queensland’s drought

Drier than normal conditions were recorded across large parts of Qld between 2013 to 2019. At its peak, nearly 90% of the state was fully or partly drought-declared.

queensland drought-free

Response

The Qld Government has officially declared the state drought-free after it revoked the drought status of two remaining impacted areas of the state’s west last week.

Qld Agriculture Minister Mark Furner called the news a “landmark moment”.

“We know many farmers did it tough during the long years of drought, so the improvement in seasonal conditions… has been important.”

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