Hydrologic Reference Stations
An Australian Network of Hydrologic Reference Stations (HRS) has been derived by the Extended Hydrological Prediction section of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Spread across contrasting hydro-climate regions, the network includes unregulated streamflow stations with minimal impacts of water resource development and land use change in their upstream catchments. The main objective of the HRS is the detection and attribution of decadal streamflow variability and change.
A classification system was developed to assess, rank and prioritise reference stations based on stakeholder feedback and station selection guidelines. At present, 221 stations have been selected for the hydrologic reference stations web portal.
You can search the network for hydrologic reference stations and see the streamflow variability using the station selector or map at the top of the page.
The Data Explorer tab displays streamflow data as annual, seasonal, monthly and daily time series.
The Trend Explorer tab presents trend analysis at hydrologic reference stations to identify decadal and long-term streamflow trends due to climate variability and change.
Information on the key streamflow statistics of each of the gauging stations is available on the Station Facts tab.
All the downloadable products relevant to the HRS station are available on the Data Download tab.