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Lostock Dam Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|July 2015 Average||5.0||-1.5||16.4||-0.1|
|Jul 1970-2014 Average||6.5||16.5|
|Jul 1970-2014 Highest||16.0||4th 1992||26.0||24th 1990|
|Jul 1970-2014 Lowest||-1.7||14th 1970||9.2||3rd 1984|
|July 2015 Total||1.8||1 day(s)|
|Jul 1970-2014 Average Total||40.1||11.4 day(s)|
|Jul 1970-2014 Wettest Total||152.8||1999|
|Jul 1970-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||74.8||15th 1999|
|Jul 1970-2014 Driest Total||0.0||1970|
|Jan-Jul 2015 Total||782.8||65 day(s)|
|Jan-Jul 1970-2014 Average Total||632.8||84.7 day(s)|
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