Monthly Water Update

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Lake Eyre Basin

July 2022 Summary

Rainfall was variable across the drainage division. Higher than average rainfall was experienced across 28 per cent of the area, predominantly in the north. Lower than average rainfall was experienced across 55 per cent of the area, mainly in the south and west of the region. Total rainfall was 10 mm, 17 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 12 mm for July.

Streamflows were variable across the drainage division. Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Water Hole had the third highest streamflow for July since 1980.

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Rainfall

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Streamflow

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Rainfall

map visualising rainfall details for Lake Eyre Basin

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 Less than 1%
Very much above average 7%
Above average 21%
Average 17%
Below average 39%
Very much below average 16%
Lowest on record since 1900 Less than 1%

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