Water situation report for England: May 2016
A monthly review of the water situation in England.
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Summary for May 2016
Although May has been considerably drier than April, especially in the north and west, the average rainfall for England has been above average for the 7th consecutive month.
Monthly mean river flows have decreased at all indicator sites, but remain normal across much of England.
Soil moisture deficits increased across most of England, as expected for the time of year.
Groundwater levels decreased at the majority of indicator sites, but remain normal or higher at all but one of the sites.
Reservoir stocks decreased at just over two-thirds of reported reservoirs and reservoir groups during May.