Our wettest September on record

Our wettest September on record

The Gilmore Creek, looking from above Gocup Road.
The Gilmore Creek, looking from above Gocup Road.

Today’s flooding around Tumut comes on the back of Tumut’s wettest September on record.

According to local weather watcher ‘Jingles’ Kell, the 2016 September total of 200mm beats the previous highest of 181mm in 1960.

Official Bureau recorder Graham Garnett has recorded 191.2mm for September, which still tops the previous highest.

In 1906, 159mm was recorded.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services are urging primary producers to report all damage following recent flood events.

NSW DPI State Emergency Coordinator Simon Oliver said over 1.3 million hectares of land is currently under water across the state, and it is only expected to increase as the catchments are saturated and the rain continues.

 

The low-lying area to the north-west of the Tumut township.

The low-lying area to the north-west of the Tumut township.