Drought hits Australia

New South Wales, the most populated state in Australia, declared a state-wide drought on August 8, 2018. The drought is the worst in living memory. It has hit farmers hard and forced wildlife closer to human populations. The small town of Broken Hill, 935km west of Sydney, has been mobbed by thirsty emus. Meanwhile, dams have dried up in Gunnedah, 330km northwest of Sydney.

Gunnedah, new south wales, australia

 Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 8/28/18 00:44 UTC.  Coordinates 31.00 S, 150.30 E.  

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 8/28/18 00:44 UTC.  Coordinates 31.00 S, 150.30 E.
 

 Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 8/2/17 23:18 UTC.  Coordinates 31.00 S, 150.30 E.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 8/2/17 23:18 UTC.  Coordinates 31.00 S, 150.30 E.

Caroline Binley