Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district South East Coast (NSW)

South East Coast (NSW)

April 2017 Summary

Rainfall was average or lower than average across 99% of the area.

Streamflows were higher than average for 78% of the sites, mainly in the north and centre. Streamflows did not reflect the rainfall patterns due to high rainfall in the previous month.


map visualising rainfall details for South East Coast (NSW)

Rainfall details

South East Coast (NSW) - April 2017

Total rainfall was 43 mm, 51% lower than the 1980 to 2016 average of 87 mm.

Highest on record and very much above average rainfall did not occur.

Above average rainfall was limited to less than 1% of the area.

Average rainfall occurred across 51% of the area, mainly in the south and the centre.

Below average rainfall occurred across 46% of the area, spread throughout the drainage division.

Very much below average rainfall occurred across 3% of the area, predominantly in the north.

Lowest on record rainfall did not occur.


map visualising streamflow details for sites in South East Coast (NSW) Richmond River at Wiangaree Wilsons River at Eltham Richmond River at Casino Clarence River at Tabulam Myrtle Creek at Rappville Timbara  River at Billyrimba Clarence River at Lilydale (Newbold Crossing) Mann River at Mitchell Orara River at Bawden Bridge Boyd River at Broadmeadows Nymboida River at Nymboida Bellinger River at Thora Wollombi River at Coninside Apsley River at Apsley Gorge Macleay River at Turners Flat Hastings River at Ellenborough (Kindee Bridge) Barnard River at Mackay Manning River at Killawarra Goulburn River at Kerrabee Karuah River at Booral Hunter River at Liddell Patterson River at Gostwyck Hunter River at Greta Clyde River at Brooman Shoalhaven River at Kadoona Tuross River at Eurobodalla Towamba River at Towamba

Streamflow details

South East Coast (NSW) - April 2017

Highest on record flows did not occur.

Very much above average flow occurred at one site, located in the north. Clarence River at Tabulam had the fourth highest streamflow for April since 1980.

Above average flows occurred at 74% of the sites, located throughout the drainage division.

Average flows occurred at 22% of the sites. These were located in the centre and south.

Below average, very much below average and lowest on record flows did not occur.

The Monthly Water Update is an overview of streamflow status at a range of sites across each drainage division.

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