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Rainfall of New South Wales1

Nature volume 30, page 196 | Download Citation



UNDER the energetic direction of Mr. Russell the investigation of the rainfall of New South Wales is being prosecuted with much success, and the interest of the colonists may now fairly be regarded as awakened to the importance of the inquiry. This is evidenced by the recent rapid increase of stations, the number of rain stations for the five years ending 1882 being 96, 153, 191, 256, and 308, having thus trebled during this brief interval. A comparison of the maps of stations for 1878 and 1882 shows that the increase has been pretty evenly distributed over the whole colony; and of particular importance is it to note the spread of the rain-gauge over the extensive regions which lie to the north and north-west of the Murray River.

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