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Water situation report for England: January 2016

A monthly review of the water situation in England.

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Water situation report for England: January 2016

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Summary for January 2016

For the third consecutive month rainfall totals were above average across England at 165% of the long term average.

Soil moisture deficits have either remained close to zero or decreased across most of England.

River flows were normal or higher for the time of year at all indicator sites, with half of sites being notably high or exceptionally high.

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

Reservoir stocks increased at almost three-quarters of reported reservoirs and reservoir groups and were normal or higher for the time of year at almost all reservoirs and reservoir groups. Overall reservoir storage for England increased to 96% of total capacity.

Published 10 February 2016