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Welcome wet? Sorghum goes to mud after much-needed rain

What a difference a week can make. Brendan Taylor's crop at Warra after last week's deluge.
What a difference a week can make. Brendan Taylor's crop at Warra after last week's deluge. Contributed

THE old adage of if it doesn't rain it pours, is fast becoming the Darling Downs' slogan.

After months of debilitating drought, unseasonably hot weather and taunting storm clouds, the skies finally delivered.

Producers across the region have reported last week's deluge delivered more in a single week than what had fallen over the past six months.

Oakey producer Peter Waddell, via Twitter, reported 179mm fell over his property, which he said was enough to raise the hopes for the near future.

"Will be some losses for sorghum about to be harvest, overall very positive in the medium term," he tweeted.

It was a similar story for Warra producer Brendan Taylor.

"165mm last week," he tweeted.

"Bitter sweet really, beautiful rain but has added another dimension to the sorghum harvest. Mud!"

About 150-200mm fell over Jondaryan for the week.

And grazier Gloria Anderson from her Bunya View property near Maidenwell reported, via phone, 121mm fell in a single day.

"That's my new favourite number - 121," she quipped.