New river system maps for Murray-Darling Basin Water Information Portal

BOM

Issued: 4pm AEDT Wednesday 30 November 2022

The Bureau of Meteorology’s third version of the Murray–Darling Basin Water Information Portal (MDB WIP) includes a new river schematics feature to support Basin portal users in decision-making.

The information portal is being developed over five main version releases rolled out over three years. The newly released third version further supports communities and water users through greater transparency and better access to information.

The web-based portal includes water availability, water in storages, allocation volumes, water trade and prices, and weather and climate information for the Basin.

The portal brings together current and historical information which users can search by town, river, catchment or current location. It creates a central place for water information for this important agricultural region.

Bureau of Meteorology General Manager Agriculture and Water, Matthew Coulton, said version 3 includes the new feature of river schematics for five major catchments, providing detailed information on river flow and water availability for the Gwydir, Namoi, Macquarie-Castlereagh, Lachlan and Murrumbidgee river catchments.

“There is a diverse range of people living in the Basin and the Bureau is aiming to create a product that meets a diverse range of requirements. Many of our customers have told us that these river schematics are useful tools to understand how water flows through a catchment. This is our first release of these maps and we are asking

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