During 2019 we had the worst drought in the southern central west NSW since 1980. The water had been sucked up from the land, sheep had no feed and the soil was void of grass. To top it off, the summer was very hot and the winds were strong, blowing the dust up and spreading it from Crookwell to Canberra. But within three months, things had changed! The grass grew back were there was only bare dirt, transforming rural East back into the green rolling hills it once was.
After a year of wet and stormy wheather I returned to Crookwell in January 2022, to see how the landscape faired. The below images show how well the country has come back after the worst drought in many years!