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Source: 3-monthly rainfall anomalies for South Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was a dry start to October 2010 in southern areas of the state, though wetter in the north. Due to the location of South Australia's reservoirs, storage capacity is heavily reliant upon rainfall in the Mount Lofty Ranges catchment area (SA Water). With some parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges receiving less than average rainfall, total water storage levels fell to 89% of capacity by the end of October. This is slightly below storage volumes held at the end of October 2009 (92%), but considerably higher than storage volumes at the same time in 2008 (73%).
Source: SA Water daily reservoir levels
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