Supporting water resource planning
The department undertakes a range of water monitoring and assessment programs to collect data on the quantity and quality of the state's freshwater resources. Various aspects of our waterways are monitored to support water quality and water resource planning activities and sustainable water management. Read more about how DERM is supporting water resource planning.
Water quantity and quality monitoring networks
The department operates and maintains four ambient networks across the state to monitor surface and groundwater quantity and quality. These networks provide information on streamflow, groundwater level and the condition and trend of water resources to support water resource planning and water quality management. Read more about the surface and groundwater monitoring networks.
The department’s streamflow data and historical monitoring data services are available via the Water monitoring data portal. Advantages of this data portal include navigation via a map interface to near real time data which can be downloaded, displayed as a table or plot, or generated as a report on personal computers. Streamflow data is also accessible from mobile devices via the Water monitoring data portal-mobile and for slow internet connections Water monitoring data portal-low bandwidth.
For the latest information about stream and river heights for flood warning purposes, please refer to the Bureau of Meteorology site.
Queensland waterways monitoring portal
The Queensland Waterways Monitoring Portal provides a common statewide single-point of access to waterway information. Results from Queenslandwater quality and aquatic ecosystem health assessment programs, reports and data from a range of organisations are available for download.
Environmental flows assessment program
The Environmental Flows Assessment Program (EFAP) is a statewide monitoring and assessment program to assess the effectiveness of each Water Resource Plan (WRP) in providing for its stated ecological outcomes.
Last updated 12 January 2012