Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district South East Coast (Victoria)

South East Coast (Victoria)

February 2020 Summary

Rainfall was higher than average across 92 per cent of the area. Total rainfall was 71 mm, 73 per cent higher than the long-term mean of 41 mm for February.

Streamflows were average or higher than average for 87 per cent of the sites, mainly in the east. Dargo River at Lower Dargo Road and Tarra River at Yarram had the highest streamflows for February since 1980.

Median streamflow salinity (electrical conductivity) varied between sites from 73 to 12020 μS/cm. Streamflows were high quality for 33 per cent of the sites and saline for 22 per cent of the sites. Hopkins River at Wickliffe had the highest salinity of all sites.

During February, storage volumes decreased in three systems and remained stable in two. By the end of the month, the volume of water stored was 33 per cent of the total accessible capacity, similar to that in February 2019.

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Streamflow salinity

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Water storages

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map visualising rainfall details for South East Coast (Victoria)

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 0%
Very much above average 20%
Above average 72%
Average 9%
Below average 0%
Very much below average 0%
Lowest on record since 1900 0%

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