Official Statistics

Water situation report for England: March 2015

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A monthly review of the water situation in England.

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Summary for March 2015

Rainfall during March was below average across England at 75% of the long term average.

Soil moisture deficits generally increased during the month across most parts of England and month end values were close to the long term average in many areas.

Monthly mean river flows decreased compared to February at more than three-quarters of our indicator sites and were classed as normal for the time of year at the majority of sites.

Groundwater levels decreased at the majority of indicator sites and were classed as normal or higher for the time of year at over four-fifths of 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 4 sites.

Overall reservoir stocks for England increased slightly to 95% of total capacity.