Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

December 2019 Summary

Rainfall was lower than average across 78 per cent of the area, with the northeast part very much below average. Mean rainfall was 4 mm, 87 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 30 mm for December and the fourth lowest in the past 120 years.

Streamflows were lower than average for all sites. The only river to flow during December was the Bulloo River at Autumnvale. All other stations recorded no flow during the month.

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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 0%
Above average 0%
Average 21%
Below average 48%
Very much below average 29%
Lowest on record since 1900 1%

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