SEPA have just released this week's water scarcity report (as issued on Friday 30 June 2023) which can be read here
According to this latest report, recent rainfall has led to an improvement in many places, especially in some central and western areas but parts of the east which have been that bit drier, are still continuing to dry out further and this rainfall has generally not been enough for any widespread and significant improvement in the overall situation.
A few more areas in the north and far south of Scotland have been raised to significant water scarcity from moderate water scarcity, although one part of Dumfries and Galloway has gone in the opposite direction from significant water scarcity to just moderate water scarcity.
In addition to that, a few parts of NE Scotland have been escalated from alert level for water scarcity to moderate water scarcity although there is an area further to the west which has gone in the other direction from moderate water scarcity down to alert level for water scarcity.
The Shetland Isles have now been raised from early warning status to alert status for water scarcity but parts of the west of Scotland have been downgraded from alert level back down to early warning status for water scarcity.
According to SEPA, the general outlook is fairly unsettled which means that there should be some more rain to come, but the actual amounts of rain which are likely to fall are still uncertain and it is still possible that more locations might be raised to significant water scarcity level when it comes to next week's report is there continues to be no real improvement in the overall river levels.