Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

October 2019 Summary

Rainfall was average or lower than average for most of the drainage division, particularly in the south; the far northwest received some rainfall at the very end of October. Mean rainfall was 5 mm, 67 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 15 mm for October.

Streamflows were average or below average for all sites. The only river to flow during October was the Barcoo River at Blackall in the northwest where the rain fell during the end of the month.

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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 Less than 1%
Above average 4%
Average 40%
Below average 35%
Very much below average 21%
Lowest on record since 1900 Less than 1%

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