Our monthly water situation report and weekly rainfall and river flow summary for England and Wales.
We routinely measure, monitor and report on a range of hydrological parameters to assess the water situation across England and Wales. We do this for:
- the amount of rain that falls
- how dry the soils are and how much rain they can soak up
- the amount of water flowing in rivers
- the amount of water stored below ground in aquifers and above ground in reservoirs
We use our own data and Met Office and water company data to build up a comprehensive picture of the water situation across England and Wales.
From April 2013 we will no longer report on the water situation in Wales (with the exception of some shared reservoirs and rivers). Water situation reporting for Wales will be published by Natural Resources Wales.
Download the reports
We publish the monthly water situation report for England and Wales on around the 10th of each month. The report provides information for the previous month:
We publish the weekly rainfall and river flow summary for England and Wales for the previous week every Thursday:
Download regional reports
Our regions and some of our areas produce monthly water situation reports on the 10th of each month:
How the reports help us
The reports help us assess the risks of drought or flooding so that we are prepared when they happen:
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If you have any questions about the current water situation, the data we use, or drought and flood events please email us: