The importance of groundwater in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) cannot be underestimated. Groundwater sustains the life of the environmental, social and economic systems in the region. Groundwater also has important cultural values and ecological functions including provision of base flows to wetlands and waterways. It supports recreation and tourism, and provides a source of water for industrial and agricultural activities including mineral processing, horticulture and aquaculture.
The Department of Water have a number of great interactive tools to investigate their data. The Hydrogeological Atlas shows detailed information about WA aquifers and the Water Information Reporting map details information from all the monitoring bores.