Year of extremes

It was a year of extreme weather events, wetter than average overall. 

And Swan Hill wasn't immune with floods fuelling bushfire fears on the outskirts of the city. 

Across winter, 93.9mm of rain fell across the region, which was close to 14mm above the long-term average. 

The start of autumn rain were bolstered by significant falls that saw natural flooding in the Murray River and its branches. 

The year ended with 362.2mm of rain, more than 60mm above the long-term average. 

To read more of this story, grab a copy of Wednesday's Guardian (January 11). 

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