Thursday, 21 October 2010

Googong Reservoir ACT
Googong Reservoir ACT

For the first time, Australians can see how much water is available across Australia using the Bureau of Meteorology's new Water Storage information product.

Water Storage provides water volumes for more than 250 publicly-owned storages around the country. It covers more than 90% of water held in public storage. Senator Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, launched the Water Storage product in Canberra on Thursday, 21 October.

Read more about Australia's water storages 65% full.

enGauge with us

enGauge is a new email newsletter prepared by the Bureau. It provides updates about developments in water information.

We plan to distribute enGauge approximately six times per year.

Subscribe to enGauge now.

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

Our knowledge of Australia's water landscape has taken a huge step forward with the launch of an exciting new spatial water information product.

The Geofabric, or as it is formally known, the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric, is a specialised Geographic Information System (GIS). It shows spatial relationships and connections between hydrological features such as rivers, dams, reservoirs and catchments.

Read more about Where all the rivers run.

Tree fern covered in light snow in Mount Dandenong
2011 Weather Calendar - photo by Dr. David Jones

The Bureau's popular weather calendar is back in 2011 with water information as its theme and is now on sale. To order your copy of the 2011 Australian Weather Calendar, call 1300 798 789 or visit

Read more about Weather Calendar turns to water.

Steep valley with fast flowing water disapearing around a bend and mountains in the background.
Burrinjuck Dam - photo by Tanya Jacobson

Work on the first National Water Account (NWA 2010) is well underway and it will be available on the Bureau's website by April 2011.

The Bureau is working with 28 water agencies to prepare water accounting reports for the Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Murray-Darling Basin, Ord, Perth, South-east Queensland and Sydney regions.

Read more about National Water Account to be released in 2011.

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