Groundwater annual reports

Groundwater annual reports have been prepared for several inland groundwater sources. These reports give a summary of:

  • water accounts
  • volume pumped
  • compliance with long-term extraction limits
  • trade statistics
  • groundwater levels.

These reports are updated annually.

Groundwater resource descriptions

We have produced a series of resource description reports as part of the development of water resource plans for each groundwater source in the Murray-Darling Basin. Within the ‘draft plan’ you will find an appendix titled ‘… water resource plan area description’. Alternatively, the groundwater resource description reports are listed in the groundwater document library under the heading ‘reports’. These reports provide a comprehensive overview of each groundwater resource. They describe the location, climate and physical attributes of the groundwater resource. They also present the current status of the groundwater resource including licensing and use and discuss the response of the groundwater system to variability in groundwater use and rainfall.

Water quality technical reports

Water quality technical reports have been prepared for each water quality management plan as part of the development of surface water, water resource plans.

These reports include the technical information and analysis used to develop the water and land management measures outlined in the water quality management plans.

For readers wanting a quick overview, we have prepared the following summaries for each water quality technical report for surface water resource plan areas:

The full-length water quality technical reports are provided below:

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) projects

The NSW MER Framework (developed as part of Basin Plan Implementation) provides the common foundation for the development of MER programs to ensure a rigorous and defendable scientific approach. Some of our recent MER projects include:

Other reports

From time to time the department (or a consultant engaged on behalf of the department) undertakes studies to better understand our systems. Some of our recent work includes:

Expanding our networks

We are increasing the spatial coverage of our monitoring bore network through the drilling of new groundwater bores. Visit Water Monitoring Strategy for Coal Basins in NSW for more information.