Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flooding continues on Kangaroo Island

Josh Bevan, Nikolai Beilharz, Wednesday October 2, 2013 - 15:40 EST
ABC image
Farmers remain concerned about flooding on Kangaroo Island. - ABC

Since heavy rains flooded the MacGillivray and Haines areas of Kangaroo Island in June, farmers have faced the challenge of no natural drainage out to sea.

Local sheep farmer Peter Lowering says the unique area of Kangaroo Island his farm is on, and an absence of nearby creeks prevents the water from draining.

Andrew Boardman, CEO of the Kangaroo Island Council, says they are being selective about repairing roads because they are worried more damage than good is being done.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Tasmania's snowy cold snap revives fortunes of Ben Lomond ski field

13:03 EST

Tasmania's cold snap is providing a remarkable turnaround for the prospects of the Ben Lomond ski field east of Launceston.

Bitterly cold temperatures grip NSW

12:36 EST

Eastern parts of New South Wales shivered under its coldest morning in eight years.

Farmers across Tasmania wake up to pastures and vegetable paddocks covered in snow

12:24 EST

Rare snowfalls have blanketed the most unlikely parts of Tasmania, with farmers along the north-west coast waking up to white paddocks.