Official Statistics

Water situation report for England: February 2016

A monthly review of the water situation in England.

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Water situation report for England: February 2016

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Summary for February 2016

For the fourth consecutive month rainfall totals were above average across England at 130% of the long term average.

Soil moisture deficits have decreased or remained at zero across most of England during February.

River flows were normal or higher for the time of year at all indicator sites and more than half of the sites were above normal or notably high for the time of year.

Groundwater levels increased at just over half of our indicator sites and were classed as normal or higher for the time of year at all but 2 sites.

Reservoir stocks were normal or higher for the time of year at the majority of reservoirs and reservoir groups. Many reservoirs are at or close to full capacity. Overall reservoir storage for England decreased to 95% of total capacity.

Published 10 March 2016