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Has rain helped, hindered you?

January 28 2022 - 5:33am
The edge of a road north of Kimba. Photo: LEIGH FITZGERALD

For some heavy rain brought relief and rejoice, but for others it brought frustration as different parts of the state were impacted by the weekend's weather in different ways.

Two significant rainfall events in the past three months had definitely broken the drought being experienced at Wooltana Station, via Copley, according to Anna Nunn.

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"We had about 70 millimetres in mid-November and now we've had 155mm since Monday last week," she said.

"We have been gradually restocking breeders and it will hopefully mean we can bring even more back and get some numbers together."

Ms Nunn said the rain would boost their summer feed and allow them to increase their stocking rate after running on the bare minimum during drought.

"It's been enough that we can all celebrate, not just one station getting the rain and not being able to celebrate it - everyone's rejoicing together," she said.

On Kangaroo Island, Gosse's Sabrina Davis and family had a torrential downpour that measured 120mm.

Three dam banks were washed away or severely damaged.

There were reports of fences damaged along South Coast Road from Karatta toward Hanson Bay, while debris, including blackened tree stumps, were washed down creeks.

Mrs Davis said the damage was particularly frustrating given many of the damaged fences had only been recently rebuilt after the fires and property owners were again facing significant repair costs.

Large parts of the state also had to wait for their rain to come, with the Riverland and South East sweltering through days of heat wave weather before patchy storms arrived.

How did the rain impact you?

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