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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.


Schematic of landscape showing water flow parameters
Schematic showing elements in the AWRA landscape modelling system

The model behind our Australian Landscape Water Balance is now available to the hydrological community.

The Bureau's Australian Water Resources Assessment (AWRA) landscape modelling system provides estimates of water fluxes and stores in the Australian landscape including daily 5 km by 5 km gridded soil moisture, runoff, evapotranspiration and deep drainage values, back to 1911.

Read more about the AWRA community modelling system.


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