Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

January 2020 Summary

Rainfall was average or higher than average across 83 per cent of the area, with higher than average conditions in the north and average conditions in the middle. In the south east of the basin, rainfall was lower than average. Total rainfall accross the Basin was 47 mm, 15 per cent higher than the long-term mean of 41 mm for January.

There was water flowing in the rivers in the north east of the drainage division, including the upper tributaries of the Copper Creek. There has not been flow at these stations since May 2019. Streamflows were average to lower than average for all sites, except at the Darr River site where the flow was above average.

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map visualising rainfall details


map visualising streamflow details


map visualising rainfall details for Lake Eyre Basin

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 0%
Very much above average 5%
Above average 29%
Average 49%
Below average 11%
Very much below average 6%
Lowest on record since 1900 Less than 1%

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