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Introducing the Coorong Automated Dashboard

Coorong water data has a new home that will improve how water data is shared with the community

A scientist on a boat downloads water quality data from a remote water quality station in the Coorong
Water quality monitoring stations are located throughout the Coorong and Lower Lakes.

The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) recently launched the Coorong Automated Dashboard (CAD), a new online tool to share Coorong water data.

Delivered as part of the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin (HCHB) program’s Water Resource Optimisation project, the CAD is a publicly available, user-friendly online dashboard which connects users to near real-time Coorong and Lower Lakes water quality and management data.

The aim of the CAD is to improve the effectiveness, timeliness, and efficiency in how water data is shared with the community. It will also play a key role in informing water managers and decision-makers on matters such as environmental water delivery, while also improving the accuracy of water data reporting.

Featuring 8 dashboards for different management areas across the Coorong region, the CAD synthesises data from monitoring sites at Lake Alexandrina, Lake Albert, the barrages, the Murray estuary, Coorong north lagoon, Coorong south lagoon, Morella and Salt Creek.

Users can view data relating to water levels, salinity, velocity, and at certain locations, barrage release volumes and water temperature. Other features of the CAD include:

  • adjustable time periods for each chart
  • options to select individual data series
  • ability to easily view datasets values for selected dates and times.

The CAD is free for anyone to use and can be accessed by visiting water.data.sa.gov.au (desktop browsers are recommended).

To read more about the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Water Resource Optimisation project, please visit environment.sa.gov.au/topics/coorong/healthy-coorong-healthy-basin/water-resource-optimisation

The Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin program is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Government of South Australia.