Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Qld drought declarations to stay despite floods

The Queensland Government says flood waters will eventually be good news for farmers, but drought declarations will stay for the time being. Sixty-two per cent of Queensland is drought declared, however more than 70 per cent has been disaster-declared because of floods. Primary Industries Minister Tim Mulherin admits the maths looks strange. "It's a bit confusing for city people, they think that once the rain comes, the drought's over," he said.

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