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: October 2018

Water situation: September 2018

Water situation: August 2018

Water situation: July 2018

Water situation: June 2018

Water situation: May 2018

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 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. New report published: Water situation, October 2018.
  2. New report published: water situation September 2018.
  3. We've published the national water situation report for August 2018.
  4. We've published the national monthly water situation report for July 2018.
  5. New report published: Water situation, June 2018.
  6. We've published the May 2018 water situation report for England.
  7. Added new report for April 2018.
  8. Added new report for March 2018.
  9. New report published: Monthly water situation, February 2018.
  10. First published.