Australiens bevölkerungsreichster Staat leidet unter Dürre infographic
Grafik zeigt die kombinierte Dürre-Indikator Karte von NSW.


New South Wales Dürre haut Auswirkungen auf den gesamten Staat

August 8, 2018 - Australiens bevölkerungsreichster Staat, New South Wales, leidet unter einer generellen Dürre. Der trockene Winter verschärft die Lage noch zusätzlich, seit Menschengedenken kann sich niemand an eine derartige Trockenheit erinnern.

New South Wales produces around 25 percent of Australia’s
agricultural output.

The latest seasonal update from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries has placed the entire state in some form of drought following one of the driest winters on record.

The department’s Combined Drought Indicator combines rainfall, soil water, plant growth and drought direction indexes, to classify levels of drought.

It’s the first time in three decades that the NSW landscape has faced similar conditions. Western parts of the state have had their driest period since records began.

With dry conditions forecast to continue for the next three months, farmers had to decide whether to continue the expensive and laborious task of hand-feeding cattle and sheep or sell their livestock.

PUBLISHED: 08/08/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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