Monthly Water Update

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South Australian Gulf

June 2018 Summary

Rainfall was average or lower than average for most of the region. Mean rainfall was 23 mm, 38 per cent lower than the long-term mean of 37 mm for June.

Continuing with the dry conditions from the previous month streamflow was lower than average for 88 per cent of the sites with sufficient data.

Median streamflow salinity (electrical conductivity) varied between 771 and 14641 μS/cm. Of the six monitoring stations with sufficient data, four sites had saline conditions.

During June, the total storage volume decreased by two per cent. By the end of the month, the volume of water stored was 46 per cent of the total accessible capacity, a decrease of 10 per cent from the previous year.

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Streamflow salinity

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Water storages

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map visualising rainfall details for South Australian Gulf

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 0%
Very much above average 0%
Above average 0%
Average 55%
Below average 42%
Very much below average 3%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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