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River data and information

The MDBA provides a range of regularly updated data and information about Basin water resources, with a focus on the River Murray system. The information includes:

  • recent and planned operational activities
  • routinely updated river flow
  • storage inflow
  • gauge level
  • release
  • rain
  • salinity data.

Short-term forecasts are provided at key locations where available.

The MDBA continues to improve and extend data provision where possible and we aim to provide a consistent and accurate service. We collect and store data and information about Water storages in the Basin, River Murray System Operations including live river data and current river data and Water Quality.

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Long-term historic data sets:

The MDBA is responsible for gathering and maintaining long-term hydrometric data sets for the River Murray system. We collate and process the data collected each day, to maintain databases of quality checked and modeled historic data. This provides a long-term record of river flows, storage levels, salinity and other water attributes.

Data collection and quality

The MDBA, through our partner governments, operates and maintains a network of remote hydrometric monitoring stations. The network is relied upon for the on-going recording and provision of river and storage levels, rainfall, and various water-quality attributes. The data collected from these stations is used in day to day river operations as well as other water management and planning activities.

Data users should be aware of the provisional nature of the near real-time and recent data published on the web. It is uncorrected field data that has not been quality checked and may contain errors and omissions. Data users should exercise caution, as the unpredictable and variable nature of the riverine environment means that the system and provisional data provided is never 100% reliable or accurate. Provisional data values may also undergo future adjustments resulting from data correction processes.

The CSV data files available for download contain adjusted or corrected historic time series data. The files are updated and extended with new data every few months.

Other data providers

Hydrometric data provided by the MDBA focusses on key parts of the River Murray system. Data from other gauging sites and other parts of the Basin can be obtained from the following agencies and government services:

2 March 2015

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