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Drought worsening across NSW: data

Source:  Copyright 2009, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date:  May 18, 2009
Original URL: Status DEAD

New figures show the big dry is getting worse across New South Wales - with 60 per cent of the state being classified as in drought.

This includes the western district, which takes in Broken Hill and Wilcannia, while Wanaaring in the Darling district is classified as being in marginal drought.

Primary Industries Minister Ian MacDonald says the figures are a worry.

"This is a disturbing situation given that a large part of the state is in drought and we're just about to enter into the cropping season for the winter crop," he said.

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