Monday, 28 February 2011
The Bureau is proposing changes to each of the nine data categories in the Water Regulations 2008.
The metadata detail required to accompany each observation (data file) is proposed to change significantly. A draft list has been drawn up for Category 1a Watercourse level that features 35 metadata elements. The Bureau expects to draft metadata lists for all Regulations subcategories over the coming two years.
Read more about Changes proposed to Water Regulations metadata.
Geofabric stream network and catchment boundaries
La Niña past its peak
The La Niña event that has dominated the Australian climate for the past nine months continues but is starting to show signs of weakening. Once a La Niña event weakens, it is likely that rainfall and temperature conditions will return to the long-term average.
Water Information in two minutes
Still from the Water Information video
Two minutes is all it takes to hear about the Bureau's role in Water Information. The video explains the steps the Bureau is taking to collect, analyse and report on Australia's water situation as part of the Federal Government's Water for the Future Program.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Map of forecast sites
High inflows are forecast for rivers and catchments in the south-east Murray-Darling Basin in the next three months. These forecasts are part of the Bureau's new Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Service, launched in Canberra this week.
The forecasts are freely available on the Bureau's website and predict how much water is expected to flow at 13 river sites and eight storages in the south-east Murray-Darling Basin. The service will help water managers and users make better water availability decisions. More forecasts are planned for other rivers and catchments in the next two years.
Read more about Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Service launched.