El gráfico muestra el mapa indicador combinado de sequía de Nueva Gales del Sur.


La sequía en Nueva Gales del Sur afecta ya todo el territorio del estado

August 8, 2018 - El estado más poblado de Australia, Nueva Gales del Sur, sufre ahora la sequía en todo su territorio, un invierno seco ha intensificado la que se ha llamado la peor sequía de que se tiene memoria en áreas del este de Australia.

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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