Drought reality bites as abstract FTA rolls on
WHILE economic concepts involving interest rates and government policy can be abstract concepts which are difficult to grasp, drought and its effects are grimly obvious.
The state of our rivers and creeks at the moment is an ugly testimony to the continuing dry spell and they are crying out for a recharge.
This is a very visible indication of where things stand at this point, with well under half of the average November rainfall for Warwick received by the middle of the month.
We know our primary producers are feeling the strain and sadly some are now achingly close to the financial brink.
As far as urban water supplies are concerned, Stanthorpe is facing potentially extreme water restrictions and while the region's towns remain on the lowest level of restrictions, this could easily change by Christmas.
Be careful with domestic water use while the present dry conditions stay with us.