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Water in the South West

These graphs show how much rain fell at the Avon Dam during one year, and the amount of water which was in the dam.

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Water in reservoir (megalitres)
1,400
1,200
1,000
800
600
400
200
0
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall at Avon Dam (mm)
200
150
100
50
0
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • 1. Compare the 'water in reservoir' at Avon with the Water Management model for Burrator reservoir. How do the two compare?
  • 2. Is there a connection between the amount of rainfall and the level of water in the Avon dam? Explain.

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