Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district South East Coast (NSW)

South East Coast (NSW)

June 2017 Summary

Rainfall was average or higher than average across 85% of the area, spread throughout the drainage division. Average rainfall was 96 mm, 23% higher than the 1980 to 2016 average of 78 mm for June.

Streamflows were average or higher than average for 93% of the sites. Richmond River at Casino and Richmond River at Wiangaree had the second highest streamflows for June since 1980 due to high rainfall in this month.

Median streamflow salinities varied between 142 and 3356 microSiemens/cm. Streamflows were high quality or fresh for 44% of the sites and brackish for another 44% of the sites. Bayswater Creek at Liddell had the highest salinity of all sites.

During June storage volumes increased in one system and remained stable in five systems. By the end of the month, the volume of water stored was 92% of the total accessible capacity, a decrease of 2% 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 6%
Above average 46%
Average 33%
Below average 11%
Very much below average 3%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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