Thursday, 8 September 2011
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
The Bureau's national climate outlook for spring (September–November) shows that it is likely to be wetter than normal over southwestern Western Australia and southwest Queensland, while drier conditions are expected through parts of southern Australia.
Read more about Mixed rainfall predictions for spring.
National Water Account 2010 webpage
The National Water Account provides a picture of water resources and how they are managed for a selection of nationally significant regions. Reports for six of the eight National Water Account 2010 regions are now available.
Read more about Six National Water Account 2010 reports available.
Location map of the major reservoirs within the Perth region
Water for metropolitan Perth comes from three primary sources – reservoirs, aquifers and desalinated water. Rainfall over the Perth region was well below average in 2009-10, restricting the amount of water available from reservoirs and aquifers for urban water supply. Alternative water resources, such as seawater desalination and water recycling, are increasingly being used.
Further information about Perth's water resources, land use and water-related infrastructure is included in the National Water Account 2010.
Read more about Perth water - at a glance.
Map of experimental seasonal streamflow forecast site areas
The Bureau recently added ten locations to its experimental seasonal streamflow forecasting service. There are now 15 experimental sites used for testing new forecast locations.
Read more about New experimental seasonal streamflow forecast sites.
International water accounting report
The Water Accounting Standards Board Office has reviewed relevant water accounting and reporting activities around the world. A report has been produced analysing opportunities to collaborate with similar bodies.
Read more about International water accounting review.