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 mega litres per day. 1 mega litre is equivalent to 1 million litres.

Here's a summary of the Watsit report data from the end of March:


  Rainfall Reservoir Rivers Demand
Status 107% 94.2% All our rivers are below critical levels 1318.8ml/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
Video summary

Rainfall was below average for March. While Yorkshire’s reservoirs sit at the same level as this time last year. Water demand is just over 1.32 billion litres per day.


Reservoir levels (based on end of month average)

  • March – 94%
  • February – 93%
  • January – 98%


Rainfall Levels

  • March – 85%
  • February – 137%
  • January – 181%


Average Daily Water use in March:

  • 1.32 billion litres
  • Down 5.04% from February


River Levels:

  • Down


Groundwater Levels:

  • Down
Rainfall average
Reservoir levels
Monthly demand (MI/day)