Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin

May 2019 Summary

Rainfall was average or higher than average across 91 per cent of the area. However, mean rainfall was 10 mm, 33 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 15 mm for May.

Streamflow was higher than average (including highest on record) for 66 per cent of the sites following the wet conditions of the previous months. Diamantina River at Birdsville had the highest streamflow for May since 1980.

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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 22%
Average 68%
Below average 7%
Very much below average 2%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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