Summer rain revives runoff into the reservoirs
Melbourne dam levels decreased by 0.2% (3.5 billion litres) of capacity over the past week.
Strong rainfall across all four major catchments helped stem the storage decline, which on average sees storages shed 0.5% each week in summer.
The four major catchments received between 44.0 to 64.2 mm of rain, the average being 54.5 mm.
This was 322.5% above the long-term average for the period of 12.9 mm.
Despite rainfall four times the average for this time of year, dry catchment soils moderated the volume of streamflow generated.
The 4.7 billion litres of stream flow was 26.5% above the 30-year average for the period (3.7 billion litres).
This was the first time weekly streamflow was above the 30-year average since September 2015.
Water storages are now 66.4% (1,203.9 billion litres) full, compared with 75.0% (1,358.8 billion litres) at the same time last year - a difference of 154.9 billion litres.
Melbournians used an average of 161 litres of water per person per day. This is 11 litres less than the previous week.
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