Landholders rejoice after receiving good rainfall

Chinchilla, Injune and Rolleston receive top rain totals across the state


Two and a half year old Hunter Taylor has funplaying after 70mm rain at Planet Downs, Rolleston. Picture: Cate Taylor.

Two and a half year old Hunter Taylor has funplaying after 70mm rain at Planet Downs, Rolleston. Picture: Cate Taylor.

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Rainfall continues in parts of Queensland.

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Several parts of the state were under some useful rainfall totals after storms and general rain developed earlier this week.  

And while it is bittersweet and too late for some farmers who are trying to harvest sorghum, and devastating for those in western Queensland who missed out, the latest falls were welcomed by many landholders. 

Warra district farmer, Brendan Taylor, Broadlea, could not believe his eyes when he received 50mm in one paddock and 110mm in another paddock two kilometres away.  He said the paddock that received the greater fall had been bone dry, but now has a half full moisture profile, and he will look to plant a cereal crop. 

“It really didn’t look like this rain was going to happen two weeks ago, and those who have been under it will have some soil moisture profile to work with,” Brendan said.  

Brendan Taylor said the paddock that received the greater fall had been bone dry, but now has a half full moisture profile, and he will look to plant a cereal crop.

Brendan Taylor said the paddock that received the greater fall had been bone dry, but now has a half full moisture profile, and he will look to plant a cereal crop.

Other big winners were those in the Jandowae district with falls of up to 100mm being reported. 

Good falls were recorded around Chinchilla with Scott and Katie Lloyd, Wieambilla, situated to the south west receiving a hefty 100mm.

On the Western Downs, Rebel Wormwell reported 38mm at Monivae, situated 40km west of Moonie. Similar falls were received in the Meandarra district and fall of 70mm plus near Condamine. 

In the Maranoa falls varied with Annette and David Jensen, Lyndale, situated to the north-east of Roma receiving 80mm. Bruce Smith, Coleraine, situated north west of Mitchell reported 56mm. 

Falls of 150mm plus were reported closer to Injune. Rebecca Farquhar, Katrina, Rolleston received 110mm. 

To the south, Dirranbandi agronomist Greg Nichol of Total Ag Services said the rain was ‘very, very patchy’, with the town only receiving 15mm, while west of town there was nothing, and 3mm between Mungindi and Dirranbandi.

On the Central Highlands Andy Cook, Coovin, Clermont, measured 64mm. 

Nearby Andrew and Sonya Harvey, Kenlogan, received 48mm, on Monday night with a further 30mm on Tuesday.

Good falls have also been received in the Capricornia region with falls of up to 80mm. 

Properties near Charters Towers were also lucky and have been under some big falls, while Townsville is finally received some much needed rain. 

At the time of Queensland Country Life going to press on Wednesday further rainfall reports were still being recorded. 

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