National Surface Water Information
A core information requirement for managing Australia’s water resources is knowledge of the spatial location, relationships and characteristics of the hydrological features: the catchments, streams, aquifers, storages, wetlands and man-made structures that make up the hydrological system. In late 2008, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), in partnership with Geoscience Australia, CSIRO and the Australian National University (ANU) commenced the development of the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric).
The Geofabric is being developed to underpin the Australian Water Resources Information System (AWRIS) within a single, consistent, national geospatial framework for hydrological features.
Geoscience Australia’s role in the Geofabric is providing the best available national topographic spatial data for surface water features based on the National Topographic Data and Map Specifications.
Please direct any Geofabric enquiries to email@example.com.
Database providing a seamless surface hydrology layers for Australia at a scale of 1:250,000 representing natural and man-made features.
Surface hydrology product suite in national coverage available in zipped format. Includes the 2012 Drainage Basins and River Regions Map.
A set of lookup tables supplying attributes describing the natural and anthropogenic characteristics of the stream and catchment environment.
Surface hydrology catchments in national coverage available in zipped raster format. Includes Levels 1 (drainage divisions) and 2 (aggregated river basin groups) and NCB Pfafstetter coding. The vector product is available from the Geofabric website.
Delineates the entire catchment area of any outlet to the sea or inland sink. Derived from 9 second DEM by ANU in raster and vector formats.
Developed by the Australian National University, the 9 second Digital Elevation Model (DEM) was used to derive the Geofabric Catchments and associated products above.