About Water Storage

For the first time, all Australians now have access to information about major water storages across the nation on a single website.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Water Storage website allows you to compare water storage levels and volumes for more than 300 publicly-owned lakes, reservoirs and weirs in different states and territories and to see how much water is available over the entire country.

You can discover how much water we have in our storages in each state, capital city, drainage division and major water supply system, as well as in individual storages.

You can also compare how the volume of water in storage has changed over the previous, year, month, week and day.

Read the Fact sheet (345KB) to find out more about the Water Storage product and use the Quick Guide (1MB) to see how you can navigate around the site.

How does it work?

Water management authorities in each state and territory send water storage information to the Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau) for processing and publication. The Bureau's Australian Water Resources Information System (AWRIS), converts the data into standardised form which can be easily compared across different regions. Information about daily water storage levels and volumes is generated at different scales, such as by state, by storage or by drainage division.

Access the Frequently Asked Questions and Help pages for detailed information.

The Copyright page provides data supplier details and information relating to use of the material.

How far back do water records go?

Water Storage information is currently shown for the past five years. The Bureau will add new information, providing users with an ongoing record of our water history.

The Bureau gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the many data providers that have supplied the raw information for this product. We also gratefully acknowledge the funding support of the National Water Commission.

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