Thursday, 21 October 2010
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.
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.
2011 Weather Calendar - photo by Dr. David Jones
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.