Water situation report

The water situation (or Watsit) report is a report we produce to oversee our water resources. It includes a summary of all the major sources of the water we draw on to make sure your taps stay full of water 24 hours a day.

Frothly Surface

Data such as daily rainfall, regional reservoir stocks, river levels and demand is monitored and you can see our current position against historical and seasonal trends and fluctuations.

The majority of the figures are produced either as a % of total capacity (in the case of reservoir stocks) or as Ml/d which is megalitres per day. 1 megalitre is equivalent to 1 million litres.

Here's a summary of the Watsit report data:

 

January 

  Rainfall Reservoir Rivers Demand
Status 96.2% 98% All of our rivers are below critical levels 1396.8Ml/day
Notes % Rainfall (provisional) this month across the Yorkshire region compared to long term average Reservoir stocks this week vs last week Key river levels across our region Regional demand in megalitres a day
Rainfall average
Month Provisional rainfall Actual rainfall
January 96% TBC
December 211% 182%
November 126% 117%
October 216% 176%
September 95% 119%
August 78% 109%
July 218% 202%
June 53% 58%
May 26.7% 51%
April 118% 104%
March 113% 163%
February 32% 32%
Reservoir levels
Month 2022 2023 2024
January 90% 93% 98%
February 98% 91%  
March 92% 97%  
April 88% 97%  
May 77% 88%  
June 63% 76%  
July 53% 78%  
August 38% 83%  
September 32% 80%  
October 43% 97%  
November 75% 96%  
December 86% 97%  
Monthly demand (MI/day)
Month 2022 2023 2024
January 1323.9 1351.6 1396.8
February 1294.1 1320.1  
March 1304.4 1302.7  
April 1297.6 1298.9  
May 1312.8 1326.4  
June 1382.6 1356  
July 1480.3 1285.5  
August 1278.6 1268.9  
September 1250.3 1265.3  
October 1262.1 1263.2  
November 1248.6 1290.1  
December 1445.3 1307.9