A trembling farmer has choked back tears while describing the devastation the drought has had on his land and livestock.
Fourth generation Warwick farmer Paul Maher has been left devastated by the worst drought his family property has seen in over 100 years.
'Put a lot of effort into breeding a good article and to see them go off to meatworks, not good,' he told 9 News while fighting back tears.
Mr Maher said the four dams on his property had been dry for five months, revealing it was the worst drought to hit his farm in over 100 years.
Fourth generation Warwick farmer Paul Maher (pictured) choked back tears as he described the devastating impact the drought has had on his life
The struggling farmer's grief comes as several drought-ravaged towns across Australia come within weeks of running out of water completely.
Dubbed 'Day Zero', towns including Dubbo, Nyngan, Narromine, Cobar and Stanthorpe are expected to run out of water by November.
Mr Maher's country town Warwick will be dry by this time next year, 9 News reported.
He said a recent shipment of water from charity aid would give his family some slight relief, but would do little to help his suffering livestock.
Local Government NSW president Linda Scott said the situation had become dire for a number of areas.
'This is very serious. Carting water in trucks for hundreds of kilometres on dirt roads is going to be the only way some councils can provide drinking water to locals,' she told news.com.au.
Mr Maher said all four of his dams (pictured) had been completely dry for the last five months
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie echoed the sentiments of Mr Maher and said the drought had crippled much of the region.
'This is the worst drought we've ever had in our region and it's