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1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2009   
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WATER


RAINFALL

Summer rainfall over South Australia was mostly average to above average apart from some areas in the eastern part of the state where it was slightly below average. Most of the rain fell during the first few weeks of December 2008. For the January/February months of 2009 the pastoral districts reported totals that were generally very much below average except some areas in the northeast of the state where near average rainfall was received.

Diagram: Rainfall

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


RESERVOIR LEVELS

The total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs at the end of February 2009 was 62% of capacity, compared to 60% at the same time in 2008.

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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