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1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2008   
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SUMMER RAINFALL
The Bureau of Meteorology's Seasonal Climate Summary for South Australia for summer 2008 reported that the season's rainfall was generally below average apart from the west of the state where it was slightly above average. The Pastoral Districts reported totals that were generally above average in Northwest pastoral district but generally below average elsewhere. In the Agricultural areas rainfall was above average in the Western Agricultural districts but below average elsewhere.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RAINFALL ANOMALIES 1 December to 29 February 2008, South Australia, Product of the National Climate Centre
South Australian rainfall anomalies 1 December to 29 February 2008, South Australia, Product of the National Climate Centre

Source: 3-monthly rainfall anomalies for South Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, issued 01/03/08
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2008, reproduced by permission


RESERVOIR LEVELS
The total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs at the end of February 2008 (the end of summer and beginning of Autumn) was 60% of capacity, compared with 55% at the same time in 2006.

TOTAL RESERVOIR STORAGE, as a percentage of capacity, Adelaide - 29 February 2008
Total reservoir storage, as a percentage of capacity, Adelaide -  29 February 2008
Source: SA Water, daily reservoir levels


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