Official Statistics

Water situation report for England: June 2015

A monthly review of the water situation in England.

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Monthly water situation report: June 2015

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Summary for June 2015

June marked a return to drier conditions following a wetter than average May, with rainfall totals across England at 58% of the long term average (LTA).

Soil moisture deficits increased by up to 80mm during the month across all areas. End of month SMDs were up to 55mm larger than the LTA across all but the far north-west of England.

Monthly mean river flows decreased compared to May at all but two indicator sites, but remain normal or higher for the time of year at two-thirds of sites.

Groundwater levels decreased during the month at all but one indicator site, but end of month levels remain normal or higher at nearly two thirds of sites.

Reservoir stocks decreased at all but one site during June and at the end of the month, were normal for the time of year at just over half of sites.

Overall stocks for England decreased to 87% of total capacity.

Published 10 July 2015