Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

September 2017 Summary

Rainfall was average or below average across 73% of the area, especially in the east of the drainage division. Mean rainfall was 8 mm, 11% lower than the 1900 to 2016 mean of 9 mm for September.

Streamflows were average or below average for all of the sites with sufficient data.

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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 2%
Very much above average 13%
Above average 13%
Average 29%
Below average 30%
Very much below average 13%
Lowest on record since 1900 Less than 1%

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