Water situation report for England: November 2016
A monthly review of the water situation in England.
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Summary for November
November rainfall totals were above average for the first time in 5 months across many parts of England. The average rainfall for England was almost 130% of long term average, with much of the rain resulting from Storm Angus.
Soils are generally wetter than the previous months across the country, although moderate soil moisture deficits still exist across parts of central and east England.
River flows increased at all of our indicator sites, while groundwater levels decreased at the majority of sites. Both river flows and groundwater are normal for the time of year at the majority of sites.
Reservoir stocks increased at two-thirds of reported reservoirs and reservoir groups during November and are normal for the time of year at the majority of sites. Overall stocks for England increased to 80% of total capacity.