After the drought, rain brings new life to parched ground across the Illawarra

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 19 2020 - 2:17pm, first published February 16 2020 - 10:00am

Two months ago, Killalea Lagoon had turned into a cracked, black mud graveyard for fish and eels.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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