Tasmanian News

Farmers Battle Drought Conditions

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Tasmanian farmers are grinding their way through parched conditions wondering when they'll cop a break from Mother Nature.

The state's had its driest Spring in the 115 years statewide averages have been recorded, due in part to a monster El Nino weather pattern.

Talkback caller Jason told Tasmania Talks, city-folk don't realise how hard the bush is doing it at the moment.

"Our Farm is on the Mersey River and only about two kilometers passed our farm it goes into the ocean and we are not allowed to touch the water even now, with water restrictions coming in we have to just watch it go out into the ocean and no one seems to care."

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