A decent drop for the BarklyCaddie Brain, Wednesday December 11, 2013 - 18:19 EDT
Some cattle stations on the Barkly Tablelands of the Northern Territory are reporting the first decent rainfall in two years.
Brunette Downs Station had about 57 millimetres over two days, which manager Michael Johnson says is a great relief.
"It started pushing in yesterday and we had 38 millimetres in one fall," he said.
"We haven't seen that since the 2011-12 wet season, so 24 months.
"It's been a long time.
"It will grow some grass and will certainly give us some relief for the period up to Christmas anyway."
Newcastle Waters Station, near Elliot, had about 70 millimetres in the gauge.
Manager Brad McDonnell says it will follow up the 40 millimetres they had the week before nicely.
"It rained for probably five or six hours, good steady rain," he said.
"It's been pretty dry. We've had to do a lot more supplementary feeding.
"But you can see already it's started to shoot green around the place.
© ABC 2013
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