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Source: 3-monthly rainfall anomalies for South Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology reported September 2009 rainfall to be near average across most catchment regions of South Australia. Run-off has continued to increase reservoir levels, with total storage at 90% of capacity by the end of September. This is the highest storage volume held since November 2005, according to SA Water, and will allow environmental flows to occur for the first time since 2006. Consequently, only about 1.3 gigalitres of water has been pumped from the River Murray into Adelaide's metropolitan reservoirs in the period 1 July - 30 September 2009. This compares with nearly 40 gigalitres pumped during the same period in 2008.
Source: SA Water daily reservoir levels
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