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Drought statement – deficiencies ease in many areas following March rainfall

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Bureau of Meteorology, Media Release, 8 April 2021

  • Rainfall deficiencies have eased in Queensland, and are now confined to coastal areas of the south.
  • Deficiencies have also eased in further in parts of south-western to central regions of Western Australia, with only small pockets remaining.
  • Accumulated rainfall deficits at multi-year timescales remain significant in many parts of Australia, and may persist for some time.
  • Water storage levels in the northern Murray/ Darling Basin increased significantly while in northern Australia they reached above 80% of accessible capacity.
  • South-east Queensland storage levels remain low while Sydney’s major storage spills following March rainfall.


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