Monthly Water Update

The Monthly Water Update provides an overview of rainfall, streamflow, stream salinity and storages across Australia.

Copyright

Material (pages, documents, online maps) on this website is subject to copyright. Please note the Copyright Notice and Disclaimer statements relating to use of the material. Use of data from the Monthly Water Update is subject to the terms and conditions of the supplying organisations, given below.

Data licensing

The table below shows licensing preferences of data owners. A CC BY logo in the Licence column indicates the data owner has made their data available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. Click on the CC BY logo to obtain the terms of that licence, and include the attribution specified when reusing their material. Where the licence is shown as 'Other', please contact the data owner using the details provided.

Please note: the information in the table below was accurate at June 2017. It shows the terms and conditions of the data supplier as they existed at that time. In cases where a CC BY licence has not been applied and the data supplier's contact details are no longer current, you must use your best endeavours to locate the data supplier to find out the terms and conditions under which you may use their data.


State Data provider Licence Attribution/Contact details Data type
ACT Icon Water Creative Commons No attribution required Storage
NSW NSW Department of Industry – DPI Water Creative Commons © State of NSW (DPI Water) Storage, streamflow and streamflow electrical conductivity
NSW Water NSW Creative Commons © WaterNSW Storage
NT Power and Water Corporation (Power and Water) Creative Commons © Power and Water Corporation (Power and Water) Storage
NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources Creative Commons © Northern Territory Government of Australia (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) Streamflow
QLD Department of Natural Resources and Mines Creative Commons © State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines) Streamflow and
streamflow electrical conductivity
QLD Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (Seqwater) Creative Commons © Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (trading as Seqwater) Storage
QLD SunWater Creative Commons © SunWater Limited A.C.N. 131034985 Storage
SA South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) Creative Commons © South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) Storage
SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Creative Commons © Crown in right of the State of South Australia Streamflow and
streamflow electrical conductivity
TAS Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Creative Commons © State of Tasmania (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment) Streamflow and
streamflow electrical conductivity
TAS TasWater Creative Commons © TasWater Storage
VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Creative Commons © State of Victoria (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) Streamflow and
streamflow electrical conductivity
VIC Melbourne Water Corporation (Melbourne Water) Creative Commons © Melbourne Water Corporation (Melbourne Water) Storage
WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Other Contact for terms and conditions of use:
Email: wir@water.wa.gov.au
Phone: 08 6364 6505
Address: PO Box K822 Perth WA 6842
Streamflow and
streamflow electrical conductivity
WA Water Corporation Creative Commons © Water Corporation Storage

About the Monthly Water Update

The Monthly Water Update interprets the hydrological status of surface water (quantity and quality) each month using provisional information from data providers. Rainfall is a key driver of surface water and is shown with streamflow, stream salinity and storages systems across drainage divisions in Australia where data is available.

Streamflow gauging stations (from 370 sites) have been selected to best represent the spatial variation of flows across each drainage division. Gauge station name and ID, and the total monthly streamflow volume are presented for each site when hovering over the map. Sites are shown on a map and colour coded to show the relative decile ranking.

Stream salinity is expressed as electrical conductivity (EC) in micro Siemens per cm. Salinity gauging stations (from 163 sites) have been selected to provide an overview of median streamflow salinity across each drainage division. Gauge station name, ID, median, relation to the past and proportion of time in EC classes are presented for each site when hovering over the map. Sites are shown on a map and colour coded to show the median salinity classes.

Sixty fours storage systems have been identified to show the status of storages. Storage system name, capacity, accessible volume, relationship to the past and percentage change from previous month and previous year are presented for each system when hovering over the map. Systems are shown as circles on a map with the size of the circle representing the capacity and colour the fullness of the system.