Hopkins Falls in a lather as our wettest month continues

THE Hopkins Falls are flowing fiercely after heavy rain in the past few weeks.

Mountains of foam pile up at the foot of the Hopkins Falls yesterday. 
140714AS08 Picture: AARON SAWALL

Mountains of foam pile up at the foot of the Hopkins Falls yesterday. 140714AS08 Picture: AARON SAWALL

The attraction has drawn plenty of sightseers keen to witness the mass of water flowing under the bridge and down the river towards the mouth at Warrnambool.

Bureau of Meteorology figures show 54 millimetres of rain so far this month recorded at the Warrnambool airport, with the highest figure of 13mm recorded last Saturday.

July is traditionally the wettest month of the year for the area, with 88mm of rain usually recorded.

June’s rainfall of 114mm was above the average of 77mm.

However, rainfall for the six months to the end of June is on par with average. A total of 327mm has been recorded at the airport, compared to the average of 329mm.

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