Thursday, 23 February 2012

A project bringing together State and Territory groundwater data to improve our collective understanding of this resource throughout Australia is underway. The National Groundwater Information System aims to build a nationally consistent groundwater information system to produce water information and products.

Read more about National Groundwater Information System.

Cover of the Experimental evaluation of the dynamic seasonal streamflow forecasting approach report
Experimental evaluation of the dynamic seasonal streamflow forecasting approach report

Is it possible to provide accurate and reliable seasonal streamflow forecasts using a dynamic hydrologic modelling approach?

Read more about New publication: dynamic modelling approach for streamflow forecasting.

A map showing the AWRA reporting regions
A map showing the AWRA reporting regions

Data and metadata for figures in the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2010 are now available for download. This is the first time such data have been made available for an Australian water resource assessment.

Read more about Behind the Australian Water Resources Assessment.

Cover of the Annual Climate Summary 2011
Annual Climate Summary 2011

The climate of 2011 was dominated by two La Niña events: a strong event peaking over the summer of 2010–11 and a second La Niña which developed in late 2011. This contributed to record rainfall for Australia over a two-year period and cooler than average temperatures over most of Australia last year, particularly in the northern parts.

Read more about 2011: two La Niñas make it cooler and wetter.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bar graph showing percentage of national water storage
The Water Storage website shows live storage capacity on a bar graph

The Bureau's national Water Storage website has expanded its reach and now includes data from 19 providers. This brings the total number of publicly-owned water storages reported on the website to 276, with further additions planned this year.

Read more about Water storage welcomes new arrivals.

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