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1306.4 - South Australia at a Glance, 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2008   
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ENVIRONMENT

CLIMATE

Average annual rainfall
Total rainfall 2007
Average daily temperature - 2007
January
July
Location
mm
mm
Max C
Min C
Max C
Min C

Adelaide
558
465
29.6
18.2
15.6
7.8
Ceduna
298
237
29.5
15.6
19.0
5.1
Coober Pedy
156
163
34.8
21.4
19.8
6.5
Mt. Gambier
708
749
26.7
13.4
13.7
5.6
Pt. Augusta
259
225
33.1
20.0
18.8
4.2
Pt. Lincoln
491
460
26.9
16.6
16.1
7.3
Renmark
221
240
32.4
17.2
16.6
3.1
Victor Harbor
536
604
25.9
15.7
15.5
6.6

Source: Bureau of Meteorology, Adelaide - Daily Weather Observations

Note: 2007 was the warmest year since 1910 for South Australia. State wide records commenced in 1910.


WATER USAGE
SA
Water consumption
2006-07

Total volume delivered
Statewide
ML
245 587
Metropolitan
ML
156 014
Country
ML
89 572
Average residential consumption per household
KL
241

SA
SA
Water sources
2005-06
2006-07

Total water
ML
234 142
245 587
Provided by River Murray
%
48.7
91.0
Provided by surface water
%
44.8
2.9
Provided by groundwater
%
6.5
6.1

Source: SA Water, Annual Report 2006-07






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