Flood and storm impacts in late 2022
In late 2022 high rainfall onto saturated catchments in Victoria caused widespread inundation of farming land, resulted in flooding across Victoria, particularly in the northern catchments. Subsequent localised storm events have caused further impacts particularly in broadacre and fruit growing regions.
Agriculture Victoria has an Agriculture Recovery Team in operation to provide information and support to Victorian producers farmers dealing with the ongoing impacts of these floods and storms.
As at 9 December, more than 28,000 outbound telephone calls were made to farmers impacted by flooding to assess flood damage and address any animal welfare issues.
Damage and loss impacts as at 9 December 2022
|Impact measured||Number at 9 Dec 2022|
|Fencing damaged (kilometres)||12,000|
|Hay or silage destroyed (tonnes)||153,850|
|Stored grain lost (tonnes)||5,120|
|Pasture lost (hectares)||168,703|
|Field crops lost (hectares)||218,640|
|Total farm area affected (hectares)||498,629|
|Beehives requiring feeding||2,074|
|Honey flow losses – actual (tonnes)||208|