Monthly Water Update

small map representing the district Tanami - Timor Sea Coast

Tanami – Timor Sea Coast

February 2020 Summary

Rainfall was average or higher than average across 88 per cent of the area but notably low around Darwin. Total rainfall for the division was 145 mm, four per cent higher than the long-term mean of 140 mm for February.

Streamflows were average for the nine sites that reported.

During February, storage volumes in all systems increased. By the end of the month, the volume of water stored was 43 per cent of the total accessible capacity, which is 22 per cent lower than the previous year.

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Water storages

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map visualising rainfall details for Tanami - Timor Sea Coast

Rainfall statistics

Rainfall decile group Percentage of area
Highest on record since 1900 0%
Very much above average 3%
Above average 24%
Average 61%
Below average 9%
Very much below average 1%
Lowest on record since 1900 Less than 1%

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