Vacationers quit as rain moves into the Valley

By SALLY GORDON

CAMPERS at holiday parks along the Clarence Coast are packing up and clearing out.

Grey cloud cover has blanketted the Clarence Valley for most of the week, while constant showers have drenched residents and tourists from the hinterland to the Clarence Coast.

The combination has made for soggy conditions underfoot for campers.

A spokesperson from the Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort said rain combined with the end of the school holidays had visibly affected reservation numbers.

"It was their time to go anyway because the Queensland school holidays were over ... but even still, there's not as many campers as there should be this week," the spokesperson said.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology South Grafton has received 77.8millimetres of rain since January 21, Nymboida 8mm and Yamba 91.2mm.

Guy Fawkes has received 14 days of rain with a massive 116.2mm falling since January 23.

The rainfall augurs well for the Clarence water supply with the Nymboida yesterday flowing at 8821megalitres.

This time last year the Clarence Valley was sitting on Level One Water restrictions.

The scattered showers are set to continue, with isolated falls predicted for today and tomorrow.



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