Water catchments in the Murray–Darling Basin
Map of the Murray–Darling Basin region within Australia. It shows the catchments that we provide data for, within the Basin area.
Each catchment on the map can be selected to display related information. This information can also be accessed using the Select a Basin area or catchment control above the map.
The map shows storages, river gauges and groundwater bores across the Basin. Data for each includes:
- storage volume as a percentage of capacity (current and same time last year) and current megalitre amount
- river gauge flows, heights and quality
- groundwater bore depth to water (current and beginning of season).
The map also displays weather data – rainfall and soil moisture – as coloured overlays. This weather data cannot be accessed in any other way.
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About the Basin
The Murray–Darling Basin is a large area of south-eastern Australia where water flows through a system of interconnected rivers and lakes. The two main rivers are the River Murray and the Darling River.
More than 2.2 million people live in the Basin, including people from 40 different First Nations. It’s home to 16 internationally significant wetlands, 35 endangered species and 98 different species of waterbirds.
Around 40% of Australia's agricultural produce comes from the Murray–Darling Basin.
1,061,469 km2 total area.
11,000 km2 irrigated area (2019–20) - 1% of total area.
The Bureau of Meteorology acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.
This is version 4 of the Murray–Darling Basin Water information portal. This page will be updated with more features and Basin data. Check regularly for updates.
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The Bureau of Meteorology gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to this project.