Real-Time Water Data is a simple to use, online application that provides access to real-time surface and groundwater monitoring observations from within South Australia and adjacent across border shared resource areas. Parameters include water levels, rainfall and water quality.
The primary function of the Real-Time Water Data application is to provide users up-to-date observation data from surface and groundwater monitoring sites. Data is presented in hourly, daily and monthly time steps and can be viewed from map, data grid or plot. Additional contextual information such as site photos, metadata and historic summaries are provided for each monitoring site.
Real-Time Water Data is intended for anyone with an interest in current surface and groundwater conditions throughout South Australia.
Key audiences include; public and private sector resource managers, land owners, educational institutions and members of the public with an interest in water bodies from an environmental or recreational perspective.
Specialist users, such as scientists and research organisations may need additional support for more complex data requests. In this case,
Contact Us. Be sure to select Real-Time Water Data for the Subject to ensure your request is directed to relevant people.
If you find information that doesn’t seem correct, please
Contact Us and include a detailed description of the discrepancy. Be sure to select Real-Time Water Data for the Subject to ensure your request is directed to relevant people.
Select the relevant
Monitoring Region and, if required, the
Sub-Region that best covers your area of interest. Your selection(s) are applied immediately to the Map and Grid views.
The Grid view (below the map) provides the quickest way to identify sites with a parameter of interest, e.g. Electrical Conductivity. Once you have selected the region of interest (see previous question), click the relevant column heading to sort the Grid view according to the values in the column. Click the column heading again to toggle between in ascending or decending order.
To observe the trend of one or more parameters, click each value of interest in the Grid view, then click
Plot Selected Values (below the Grid). A new window appears showing plots for the selected values.
To determine the geographic location of a monitoring site, from the grid, do any of the following:
Click the relevant row in the Grid to animate the corresponding symbol.
Mouse over the relevant
Site ID to see a popup. Click
Show on Map to animate the corresponding symbol on the map.
If the selected site is part of a cluster on the map, you may need to zoom in for an more accurate view of the location.
Select the relevant
Monitoring Type. Both the Map and the Grid are updated to reflect your selection.
Rainfall sites are included with the Groundwater selection; useful for observing rainfall/groundwater interaction.
At the base of the Grid are tools for navigating to more pages. You can also choose the number of sites to show on a page, e.g. 10, 30, 50 or 100.
You can save your selections provided that you have Cookies enabled in your browser.
Select the preferred
Preferences (bottom left). the Preferences dialog box appears.
Select the columns you want to view.
Close the dialog box, which saves your preferences for future viewing.