Research and analysis

Water situation: national monthly reports for England 2018

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


Water situation: April 2018

Water situation: March 2018

Water situation: February 2018

Water situation: January 2018


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 9 February 2018
Last updated 10 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added new report for April 2018.
  2. Added new report for March 2018.
  3. New report published: Monthly water situation, February 2018.
  4. First published.