Official Statistics

Water situation report for England: January 2015

A monthly review of the water situation in England.

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Monthly water situation report: January 2015

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Summary for January 2015

Rainfall in January was above average across England at 115% of the long term average.

Soil moisture deficits continued to decrease during the month and were close to or smaller than average at the end of January.

Monthly mean river flows increased at more than four-fifths of indicator sites and were normal or above normal for the time of year at the majority of sites.

Groundwater levels increased at all but two indicator sites and were normal or higher for the time of year at all but one site.

Reservoir stocks increased at the majority of sites and stocks were classed as normal or higher for the time of year at all but two sites.

Overall reservoir stocks for England were 94% of total capacity at the end of January.

Published 9 February 2015