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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2011  Final
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WATER


RAINFALL

According to the Bureau of Meteorology's Seasonal Climate Summary for South Australia, Autumn 2011 was cool and wet.

The above average Autumn rainfall, which was close to double South Australia's long-term average, was mainly due to some significant rainfall events which occurred in March. South Australia's wettest location for the Autumn season was in Crafters (Mt Lofty), recording a rainfall total of 328.8mm.

Rainfall Anomalies
Diagram: Rainfall Anomalies


Source: 3-monthly rainfall anomalies for South Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology


RESERVOIR LEVELS

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported near average rainfall for Adelaide over May 2011. Adelaide's total reservoir level fell slightly from 70% to 68% by the end of the month. Storage levels remain considerably higher than at the same time in 2009 (53%), and 2010 (58%).

TOTAL RESERVOIR STORAGE, As a percentage of capacity, Adelaide
Graph: TOTAL RESERVOIR STORAGE, As a percentage of capacity, Adelaide


Source: SA Water daily reservoir levels


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