The NSW Office of Water (NOW) is responsible for the management of surface and groundwater resources in NSW.
To be able to manage these resources the Office operates a wide range of water monitoring programs measuring surface water level and flow, groundwater levels, storage level and volumes, and surface and groundwater water quality and biological conditions. The monitoring involves a combination of automatic digital sensors and logging devices as well as manual sampling. All the data from these activities is then collated within a central database system.
Water Live provides you with access to the real time information from the automatic digital devices from over 1200 of NOW's water monitoring sites throughout the state. Information from these monitoring sites can include things like stream, storage or groundwater levels, stream flows, storage volumes, water temperatures, rainfall and various types of water quality data.
The app provides real time measurements, photos (where available) and historical information in graphs, tables and for water levels, an animated cross section view.
Sites can be found by searching for the site name or its river or basin, or can be located on a map. A state overview map shows river flood levels for major sites and storage levels.
The app allows users to save sites as favourites and to quickly and easily access favourite sites and view a summary of their data. The app also allows users to set "watches" on sites, allowing you to quickly see whether the water level at a site (for example) has exceeded a set level.