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Thirlmere Lakes monitoring program

The NSW Government has recently completed the installation of a new monitoring system to provide the community with information on water levels and climatic conditions in Thirlmere Lakes National Park.

This delivers on a commitment made by the Government in May 2013 when $200,000 was committed to establish a new monitoring program for Thirlmere Lakes, in response to community concerns about the possible relationship between low water levels in Thirlmere Lakes and mining.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) leads an inter-agency working group, which includes scientists from the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, OEH, the Office of Water and the Sydney Catchment Authority. This working group is overseeing the establishment of the new monitoring program which is being funded by OEH (NPWS) and implemented by the Office of Water.

Near real time data is available for the water level of each of the five lakes. Rainfall data is available from a gauge about 5 km north of Thirlmere Lakes

Click on a marker to get data for the monitoring site

Page last updated: 09 November 2016