Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Pilbara-Gascoyne


February 2020 Summary

Rainfall was higher than average across 61 per cent of the area, predominantly in the west. Total rainfall was 65 mm, 48 per cent higher than the long-term mean of 44 mm for February.

Streamflows were higher than average for 66 per cent of the sites, predominantly in the west. Ashburton River - Capricorn Range had the third highest streamflow for February since 1980.

During February, the total storage volume increased by 54 per cent. By the end of the month, the volume of water stored was 76 per cent of the total accessible capacity, which is 45 per cent higher than the previous year.

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map visualising streamflow details

Water storages

map visualising storage details


map visualising rainfall details for Pilbara-Gascoyne

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 Less than 1%
Very much above average 18%
Above average 43%
Average 33%
Below average 5%
Very much below average 2%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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