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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Location map of the major reservoirs within the Perth region
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
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.


Cover of the International water accounting report
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.


Geofabric stream network and catchment boundaries
Geofabric stream network and catchment boundaries

The Geofabric identifies the spatial location, connections and relationships between hydrological features such as rivers, lakes, water storages and catchments. The forthcoming release of Geofabric Version 2.0 will feature several new products, including groundwater cartography, hydrology reporting catchments and hydrology reporting regions.

Read more about Geofabric update.


It's official – we have a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. These social media platforms will provide updates for people interested in learning more about the Bureau's work. At this stage, the social media platforms will not be used to distribute weather and warning information.

Read more about Find the Bureau on social media.


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