Water monitoring and data
We monitor the quantity and quality of surface freshwater and groundwater systems across Queensland, and the water quality of Queensland coastal catchments. This supports natural resource management initiatives and water resource planning.
Accessing monitoring information
Access the latest water quality and quantity information from our surfacewater and groundwater sites across Queensland.
You can access:
- the latest stream height and flow values from our river and stream monitoring sites throughout Queensland*
- groundwater levels from our monitoring bores equipped with data loggers*
- historic streamflow data from decommissioned river and stream monitoring sites
- a list of our water monitoring network sites.
* Please note that latest instantaneous and latest daily values will be unverified data
This service operates for water assessment and management purposes. For weather or flood warnings, please refer to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Access a range of wetlands data on water quality, quantity and ecosystem monitoring:
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Scientific data is available for the following subject areas:
- Water quality monitoring across Queensland coastal catchments.
- Nutrients, total suspended solids and pesticide and loads.
The Great Barrier Reef Catchment Loads Monitoring Program report the annual monitored mass loads of total suspended solids, nutrients and pesticides in fourteen priority catchments
You can request water load and concentration data online. The application form takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Further information about this program is available at reefplan.gov.au or you may contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3170 5608 to request data. There may be a cost involved, depending on the data requested.
Some datasets are available through Queensland Government open data.
- For the latest information about stream and river heights for flood warning purposes, please refer to the Bureau of Meteorology.
- The Queensland Integrated Waterways Monitoring Framework (PDF, 829KB) is a comprehensive model for waterways monitoring in the state.
- Read how monitoring data feeds into the water resource planning process.