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The Environment Agency England Water Situation Report

Author: Graham Mann, Water Audit Expert.

The Environment Agency England Water Situation Report

Summary – September 2014.

Following the wettest August across England for a decade September was the 2nd driest on record with only 22% of the long term average rainfall recorded.

Soil moisture deficits increased across England in response to the low rainfall and monthly mean river flows decreased at all but one indicator site.

Despite the low rainfall River flows were normal or higher for the time of year at the majority of the sites, however flows at approximately 2/5th of sites across Northern and parts of Central and South West England were below normal or notably low.

Ground water levels decreased at all indicator sites during September but remain normal or higher for the time of year at all site.

Reservoir stocks decreased at all but one of the reservoirs and reservoir groups during September but remain normal or higher than normal for the time of year at the majority of sites.

Overall reservoir storage for England was 73% of the total capacity at the end of the month.

Click here for the full detailed report – WSR_Sep14