Southern Downs, Lockyer Valley back on drought list as northern and Burnett shires revoked

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated May 21 2018 - 1:28pm, first published May 17 2018 - 3:10am
A map showing the drought status of Queensland shires in May 2018.

While there has been welcome summer rain that has reduced the total area of Queensland that is drought declared, more than half of the state remains in the grips of ongoing drought.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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