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Summary for October 2014
October rainfall was above average across England at 140% of the long term average.
Soil moisture deficits decreased during the month and were generally close to or smaller than average by the end of the month.
Monthly mean river flows increased at all indicator sites but were within the normal range for the time of year at most sites.
Groundwater levels decreased at two thirds of sites but remained normal or higher for the time of year at all but one site.
Reservoir stocks increased or remained static at nearly two thirds of sites and stocks were normal for the time of year at all but 4 sites. Overall reservoir stocks for England were 76% of total capacity at the end of October.