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Summary for February 2015
February’s rainfall was just below average across England at 92% of the long term average.
Soil moisture deficits generally decreased during the month and were close to zero by the end of February across the whole of England.
Monthly mean river flows decreased compared to January at all but 3 indicator sites and were classed as normal or above normal for the time of year at all sites.
Groundwater levels increased at nearly two-thirds of indicator sites and were classed as normal or higher for the time of year at all but 3 sites.
Reservoir stocks increased or remained static at the majority of sites and stocks were classed as normal or higher for the time of year at all but 2 sites.
Overall reservoir stocks for England remained unchanged at 94% of total capacity.