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In pictures: The drought in Benalla

Dry dam

Marg Waters lives in the small rural town of Benalla. Some rivers and creeks in her area have stopped flowing. This is her husband Graham standing in a dry dam.

Lake Eildon

Lakes for storage of water like this one, Lake Eildon, have been depleted of water for years.

Lake Eildon

Lake Eildon, with a capacity of 3,390,000 megalitres, is 20% full at the moment.

Marg retrieving water from her washing machine

Marg uses "grey water" collected from the washing machine to water her plants.

Water transport

Marg says this is a common sight when water is scarce. It is a tank on a trailer, which is filled with water from local rivers for use on the farms.

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