04 Apr 2017

Back to business after the flood

We’ve experienced three 100 year records over the last four years at Kairuoo – the driest year, the highest rainfall in a 12-hour period and the highest flood level ever recorded!

The more recent flooding in March has created extra work around the place, destroying some 70km of fencing and damaging irrigation systems and roads. To put that into perspective, a large flood would normally remove three to four kilometres of fencing. 

Everywhere you look there is something damaged or not operational. These past couple of months have seen us continually repairing. There’s still a lot to do but we are making headway. With irrigation and fencing taking the brunt of the flooding, it seemed a good opportunity to improve irrigation efficiencies. From our visits to Goondiwindi, Moree, Griffith and Coleambally to undertake research into irrigation systems we now have some good options to consider.