Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district South East Coast (NSW)

South East Coast (NSW)

August 2017 Summary

Rainfall was lower than average across 66% of the area, mainly in the north and centre. Mean rainfall was 18 mm, 65% lower than the 1900 to 2016 mean of 52 mm for August.

Streamflows were lower than average for 64% of the sites, spread throughout the drainage division. Low streamflow for this month is due to low rainfall in the previous.

Median streamflow salinities varied between 206 and 3496 microSiemens/cm. Streamflows were high quality or fresh for 40% of the sites and brackish for 40% of the sites. Byswater Creek At Liddell had the highest salinity of all sites.

During August, storage volumes decreased in 5 systems and remained stable in one. By the end of the month, the volume of water stored was 89% of the total accessible capacity, a decrease of 5% 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 East Coast (NSW)

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 0%
Very much above average 0%
Above average Lower than 1%
Average 33%
Below average 29%
Very much below average 36%
Lowest on record since 1900 1%

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