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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jan 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2009   
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WATER


RAINFALL

Spring rainfall totals over South Australia were mostly below average, apart from the north of the state and some coastal locations. September and October generally saw very much below average rainfall across most of the state, with a return to near average conditions in November. Several locations had the lowest Spring rainfall on record, with most of the agricultural areas seeing Spring rainfall in the lowest 10% of those on record, though rainfall was above average in the pastoral areas.

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 December 2008 was 73% of capacity, compared to 78% at the same time in 2007.

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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