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Hydrologic Reference Stations available
 
Recent climate records
 
Groundwater information
 
New national Water Restrictions website
 
Graham Hawke joins the Bureau
 
New Geofabric tutorials
 
Three additional water storages added
 
 

Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for the May to July 2013 period suggest that near median or high flows are more likely for most forecast sites.
 

ENSO Wrap-Up

Read the latest ENSO Wrap-Up about the state of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, one of Australia's key climate drivers.

 

National Climate and Water Briefing

The May 2013 National Climate and Water Briefing presentations are now available on the Bureauís website. The briefing reflected on the warm, dry start to the year, but revealed a wetter than normal outlook for most parts of Australia.
 

Water storage levels

Map of Australia showing water storage icons

  Latest Previous year
  % full % full
Australia 68.9% 82.1% 
ACT 64.8% 98.4%
NSW 60.5% 83.1%
NT 78.6% 95.9%
Qld 93.0% 96.2% 
SA 88.0% 94.4%
Tas 58.9% 69.0%
Vic 70.2% 78.8%
WA 76.1% 93.9%
     
Capital cities Latest Previous year
Adelaide 41.5% 45.9%
Brisbane 96.2% 88.9%
Canberra 85.3% 99.3%
Darwin 78.6% 95.9%
Hobart 96.6% 97.9%
Melbourne 70.0% 65.1%
Perth 18.3% 21.8%
Sydney 92.1% 94.5%
 

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Hydrologic Reference Stations available

 
  Thumbnail of Hydrologic Reference Stations websiteOne of the Bureauís newest water information products, Hydrologic Reference Stations, identifies Australian streamflow trends and detects long-term variability and change in streamflow. 
 
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Recent climate records

 
  Thumbnail of climate change trackerDo you know how many climate records were broken across Australia during the recent spring, summer and early autumn seasons? 
 
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Groundwater information

 
  Thumbnail of bore at Yuelamu, Northern TerritoryThe Bureau recently released two new groundwater webpages containing supporting information for the National Groundwater Information System and the National Aquifer Framework.

Access to nationally consistent groundwater information informs decision-making about the management of important groundwater resources.
 
 
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New national Water Restrictions website

 
  Thumbnail of water hoseCurrent water restrictions information for the whole of Australia is now available through the Bureauís new Water Restrictions website. 
 
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Graham Hawke joins the Bureau

 
  Image of Graham Hawke, the Bureau's new Deputy Director, Climate and WaterGraham Hawke joined the Bureau of Meteorology in April as Deputy Director, Climate and Water.

Before joining the Bureau, Graham was at Southern Rural Water for 14 years, most recently as General Manager Strategic and Technical. He has also worked with the private sector and local government.
 
 
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New Geofabric tutorials

 
  Thumbnail of a new tutorialThe Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric) tutorial series has expanded, with a further two tutorials now available. 
 
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Three additional water storages added

 
  Thumbnail of Australia's water storageThree major water storages managed by Hunter Water in NSW have been added to the Bureauís Water Storage website.

These additions bring the total number of water storages on the site to 303.
 
 
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