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.
Source:3-monthly rainfall anomalies for South Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
The total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs at the end of January 2009 was 70% of capacity, compared to 68% at the same time in 2008.
TOTAL RESERVOIR STORAGE,
As a percentage of capacity, Adelaide
Source:SA Water daily reservoir levels