Catchment snapshots

The department manages groundwater and surface water resources in various basins and catchments throughout the state.

Find out about the water resources and water management issues, including real-time water data in all New South Wales catchments including these major areas:

For more functionality (e.g. to view via satellite or terrain) view the source map.

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

The department plays an important role in researching and reporting on rivers, groundwater and catchment health. Find out more about the health of catchments throughout NSW.

Catchment descriptions

The department is currently developing detailed catchment description reports, initially for the major inland regulated river valleys and later covering the whole state. The reports include information such as climate, hydrology, environmental aspects, land use, water resources, regulating structures and water resource management.

Water resources and management overview