Annual Waterways Monitoring Reports
Waterways Monitoring Reports 2008Waterways Monitoring Reports 2004/ 2005 / 2006 / 2007Further Information
The Waterways Monitoring Reports process was developed by the Water Resources Division of the Department as a mechanism to report on the data it collects from Tasmania's rivers and streams as part of its Baseline Monitoring Network.
This network has been designed to provide current data on streamflow, water quality and riverine health that will support planning and decision-making processes for water management agencies, Tasmania's three Natural Resource Management regions and locally focused catchment groups that monitor Tasmanian waterways or have an interest in water information.
The Waterways Reports were published on an annual basis between 2004 and 2008 to provide information on a catchment basis for 40 of the 48 Tasmanian Land and Water Management Catchments
For each of the catchments, the reports include:
1. A land-use map and summary information about the catchment
2. Streamflow and water allocation information
3. Water quality data for monitoring stations located in the catchment
4. A report on 'riverine health' for monitoring sites located in the catchment
This information has assisted in gauging Tasmania's environmental performance against the Tasmania Together Environmental Benchmarks (24.7.1 and 24.7.2) and supports Tasmania's contribution to the 'State of Environment' report and other national reporting frameworks.
The information that underpins the Waterway Reports is still collected and is available through Water Information Systems of Tasmania (WIST). Actual reporting of this information ceased with the production of the 2008 series.
Waterways Monitoring Reports 2008
Waterways Monitoring Reports 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 20072007 Reports2006 Reports2005 Reports2004 Reports
Contact: Section Head - Water Monitoring
Section Head (Water Monitoring)
13 St Johns Avenue NEW TOWN TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6233 2862
Fax: 03 6228 5123
Department switchboard: 1300 368 550 (local call cost within Australia)