I went back out and visited a bunch of friends at Mount Isa over the last couple of weeks. It's the driest I've seen the place in a very long time, it's just absolutely destitute.
Most of the graziers have either sold most of their stock or have begun droving down South to the Roma area (around 1,600km away), I even heard of a family who were moving stock all the way down to Victoria, an 8 month journey via the inland stock routes. Poor buggers.
When I saw a few clouds popping up on the weather radar I thought I'd better get out and see if I could get a shot of potentially the first rain in months. Fortunately it did drop a good bit of rain but unfortunately it wasn't on the right side of town. Ah well, it all helps.