Dry lake bed of Lake Boga during the great drought (composite photo). The Swan Hill area has suffered drought for almost 10 years, most farmers have only seen minimum production on their dry land farms during this time. Ironically last month we have had 79.6mm of rain which will most likely severely damage most crops that are ready for harvest. This is the first time that I remember Lake Boga being dry. The Lake Boga Yacht Club was formed in 1936, I started sailing on the lake over 30 years ago and such a sight would have been unimaginable then.