Water Situation Report

FireFire LondonPosts: 5,464
edited 16 July in The potting shed
The Water Report for June makes for interesting reading. It only covers England - other countries have their own reporting bodies. We had heavy rain 180% of the long term average. River flow went up across the country. Soils became wetter through June - except in South East and South West, which continued to dry out. Groundwater levels continued to drop nationally and reservoir levels went up slightly. 

Fascinating to see in London that some reservoirs are at maximum, while groundwater levels fell through June, despite all the rain. Some areas of London have "notably low" groundwater and soil deficits. Clay areas hold much better than chalk - and there are lots of both in the South East region. 

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  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 197
    That's really interesting, thank you for sharing :smile:
  • PosyPosy Posts: 1,648
    Yes, interesting. Where I am, Isle of Wight, we had a few wet days in June but it has been extremely dry - winter and spring as well as now. None of the 180% for us I'm afraid.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,203
    Interesting but it's very localised here. 
    We've not had a drop of rain this month, and very little for the last 3 months,yet @Lyn has had much more even though she's not far away. 
    One night she filled 9 water butts and we didn't have enough to fill the bird bath.
    Devon.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,624
    We had a lot of rain in June. None at all in July so far
    Flying...
    Or am I falling?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,698
    All of those butts are empty now, but rain for tonight, tomorrow and all day Friday, that will fill them 😀. You can guarantee down here in Devon and Cornwall that as soon as the kids break up, the weather will turn! 
    Most times we have a lovely September, usually in to October. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,688

    Reservoir levels are fine thanks to a wet spring but our rainfall has been less than 50% since May. I'm counting on a bit of rain this weekend to top up the water butts.

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,464
    @Hostafan1 Have a look at the regional report for the South West. Sections of it might bear more direct relevance to your particular spot.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,673
    Posy said:
    Yes, interesting. Where I am, Isle of Wight, we had a few wet days in June but it has been extremely dry - winter and spring as well as now. None of the 180% for us I'm afraid.
    Yes very dry on the IOW.
    I think it is a good time to look around and see what is actually doing well in the heat and dry and plan ahead for the coming years.
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,464
    Sedums are happy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,464
    @Obelixx  what is thriving in your heat?
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