Water, water everywhere
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE rain may, as they say, fall on the just and the unjust, but no-one was complaining yesterday.
Reports from throughout the region yesterday indicated there were good falls in most places. Better still, the rains looked like continuing at least into today and perhaps into tomorrow.
Mowing services operator Ewan Hetherington reckons someone on high is looking after him. He said he had just caught up with all the mowing brought on by the rapid growth from previous rains on Wednesday.
"This rain has come just in time for me and will give the grass another push-along,'' he said.
Gladstone received a good drenching yesterday. The Rockhampton weather bureau said Radar Hill received 23.6mm of rain to 3.30pm yesterday and the airport gauge 32.8 mm to the same time.
The Boyne River catchment was also receiving its share of rain.
Frank McKee said that by mid afternoon yesterday he recorded 20mm or rain.
"By the time I hand in my report to the Rockhampton bureau tomorrow, I expect we will have had a lot more than that because it looks like it has well and truly set in,'' he said.
It was "pouring down rain'' at the Martin property in Ubobo as well, according to Betty Martin.
"We've had 15mm but it's bucketing down now and we should receive a lot more,'' she said.
Clive McMahon at Quondong near Agnes Water said his gauge had registered 13mm when The Observer phoned him yesterday, but there was a promise of more to come.