A severe flood swept the Hawkesbury River in June 1816. Credit State Library of NSW.

La Niña brings flooding rains to NSW in the early 1860s

A La Niña event spanning 1860–1864 brought repeated widespread flooding to settlements across NSW. This succession of natural disasters demoralised rural communities and devastated agricultural endeavors. The floods in 1863 and 1864 were the most severe with much of the New England and Hunter Valley regions inundated with floodwaters. Flooded street in Maitland, 1864. Image … Continue reading La Niña brings flooding rains to NSW in the early 1860s

BOM releases Annual Australian Climate Statement

2010 is the third wettest year on record, and the coolest year since 2001 according to the 2010 Australian Climate Statement from SEARCH project partner organisation The Bureau of Meteorology. The BOM report shows that the La Niña event that is currently in effect has brought heavy rain, which has eased drought and caused recent … Continue reading BOM releases Annual Australian Climate Statement