Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

February 2020 Summary

Rainfall was variable across the drainage division; mostly average in the north where most of the rainfall fell, higher than average in the south but lower than average in the southeast north of Broken Hill. Total rainfall was 30 mm, 25 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 40 mm for February.

Streamflows were average or higher than average for 86 per cent of the sites, predominantly in the east.

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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 1%
Above average 19%
Average 60%
Below average 11%
Very much below average 8%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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