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Friday, 2 August 2019

The Warrego River, John Carnemolla, May 24 2019
The Warrego River, John Carnemolla, May 24 2019

In late March 2019, rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Trevor delivered much-needed relief to the Warrego and Paroo river catchments. 

Read more about Flows in the Warrego and Paroo - Autumn 2019.


Sunday, 30 June 2019


Byrock Rock Holes, NSW. Photo by Mark Wilgar

The 2018-19 financial year was the second warmest financial year on record. Dry conditions prevailed across much of Australia, aside from central and northern Queensland which experienced very much above average rainfall.

Read more about Climate of the 2018-19 financial year.


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre accredited Sue Manniche
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, 2 April 2019. Credit: Sue Manniche

Over six Sydney Harbours worth of water passed through Birdsville on its way to Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre between the start of February and end of April, with plenty more to come. 

Read more about Flows into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre – Autumn 2019.


Thursday, 9 May 2019

report cover Flooding in the Burdekin February 2019

Our  Water Focus Reports   provide insights into recent hydrological events. These concise reports combine information on rainfall, streamflow, water storage, and soil moisture to tell the story behind important water events as they happen. 

Read more about Keep informed with Water Focus Reports.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Graph showing peak in Monthly Water Update usage corresponding with periods of high rainfall in the Lake Eyre Basin, with visits to the Lake Eyre Basin comprising most of the visits (approximately five times all the other drainage divisions combined).
Comparison of Monthly Water Update website traffic for Lake Eyre Basin with all other drainage divisions and rainfall

Our Monthly Water Update offers a quick overview of recent rainfall, streamflow, salinity and storage volumes across Australia. Each variable is compared to past conditions, so you can quickly see what happened in the previous month and how significant it was. 
  
Recent analysis showed that the Monthly Water Update is frequently being used to understand the situation in one of the driest basins in Australia.

Read more about supporting tourism with Monthly Water Updates.


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