We rely on winter rain to fill both our reservoirs and, most importantly, the groundwater from which we draw 70% of our supplies.
The graph below shows recent rainfall levels compared with the long-term average.
|Month||Long term average||Actual rainfall|
|September 2017||68.2 mm||80.0 mm|
|October 2017||79.9 mm||31.9 mm|
|November 2017||85.7 mm||45.3 mm|
|December 2017||81.2 mm||121.3 mm|
|January 2018||80.1 mm||84.2 mm|
|February 2018||53.4 mm||48.7 mm|
|March 2018||62 mm||121 mm|
|April 2018||51.8 mm||75.7 mm|
|May 2018||52.8 mm||52.6 mm|
|June 2018||53.0 mm||3.3 mm|
|July 2018||47.7 mm||33.9 mm|
|August 2018||56.3 mm||76.7 mm|
|September 2018||68.2 mm||37.5 mm|