Research and analysis

Water situation: national monthly reports for England 2017

Monthly reports on rainfall, soil moisture deficit, river flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels.


Water situation: December 2017

Water situation: November 2017

Water situation: October 2017

Water situation: September 2017

Water situation: August 2017

Water situation: July 2017

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Water situation: June 2017

Water situation: May 2017

Water situation: April 2017

Water situation: March 2017

Water situation: February 2017

Water situation: January 2017


These reports collect information from the Environment Agency, the Met Office and water companies that measure and monitor:

  • the amount of rain that falls
  • how dry the soils are and how much rain they can soak up
  • the amount of water flowing in rivers
  • the amount of water stored below ground in aquifers and above ground in reservoirs

They also present the outlook for river flow and groundwater.

Published 11 April 2017
Last updated 11 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. New monthly report: Water situation, December 2017.
  2. Added Water situation: November 2017 report.
  3. Added Water situation: October 2017 report.
  4. New publication: Water situation report, September 2017.
  5. Added Water situation: August 2017 report.
  6. Added Water situation: July 2017 report.
  7. New report added: Water situation June 2017.
  8. New national monthly water situation report: May 2017.
  9. New report published: Water situation, April 2017.
  10. First published.