News

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Water reservoir
Maroondah reservoir

The Bureau of Meteorology's water storage information has a new home.

A new water information dashboard has been released, in conjunction with a new phone app. The phone app is now available for both iPhone and Android users.

Read more about a new home for water storage information.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Large-scale irrigation sprinkler and green crop

We've just released a new water markets dashboard to support more efficient water markets, with improved public access to information that support trading decisions.

This dashboard replaces the former National Water Markets website.

Read more about the new water markets dashboard.


Monday, 19 December 2016

photo of stormwater drain
Photographer: Janice Green

New Intensity–Frequency–Duration (IFD) design rainfall estimates have been released for use in flood estimation and water infrastructure design.

IFDs are part of a suite of inputs used by engineers to design water infrastructure such as gutters, culverts, roofs, stormwater drains, flood levees and retarding basins.

Read more about new rainfall estimates to support infrastructure design.


Photo of river and trees
Murray River, Pinjarra WA, (photographer: Paul Feikema)

We recently expanded our streamflow forecasting services, providing greater guidance about likely water availability to water managers and decision-makers. 

Read more about forecasting flows at even more locations.


Map of Australia with blue and brown dots
Water Data Online (blue) and the Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature (brown) sites shown on NEII data viewer

The recently released National Environmental Monitoring Sites Register brings together a diverse range of Australian environmental monitoring networks in one database and on an interactive map.

It currently includes rainfall radars, long-term weather observation sites, seismic monitoring stations, flux stations, ground cover reference sites, shelf moorings, and other networks.

Read more about putting Australia's environmental monitoring sites on the map.


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