Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

August 2021 Summary

Rainfall was lower than average across 57 per cent of the area, mainly in the south of the Basin and average across 36 per cent of the area, mainly in the north of the Basin. Total rainfall was 2 mm, 75 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 8 mm for August.

Streamflows were average for 71 per cent of the sites and lower than average for 29 per cent of the reporting sites.

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Rainfall

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Streamflow

map visualising streamflow details

Rainfall

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 7%
Average 36%
Below average 42%
Very much below average 15%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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