A web client for the Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Service the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
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A web client for the Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Service the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in the Julia programming language. The website at provides 3-month ahead monthly streamflow forecasts for catchments and unregulated total inflows to reservoirs across Australia.


The package can be installed with the Julia package manager. From the Julia REPL, type ] to enter the Pkg REPL mode and run:

pkg> add SeasonalStreamflowForecasts

If you want to install the package directly from its github development site,

pkg> add

And load the package using the command:

using SeasonalStreamflowForecasts

Site Information and Data Types

When you create an instance of the SSF structure, it downloads site information.

julia> ssf = SSF();

Once it is instantiated, the fields of ssf should be considered as read-only so don't try to change any values of the fields.

Site Information

ssf.sites has site information including ID, AWRC ID and description.

julia> ssf.sites
215×8 DataFrame. Omitted printing of 5 columns
│ Row │ name                   │ ID              │ AWRC     │
│     │ String                 │ String          │ String   │
│ 1   │ upstreamofbaileysgrave │ G9070142        │ G9070142 │
│ 2   │ coenracecourse         │ 922101B         │ 922101B  │
│ 3   │ monument               │ 927001B         │ 927001B  │


get_forecasts() returns forecast data as DataFrames.DataFrame. The method needs a site ID and a forecast date. The returned forecast data has 5000 ensemble members and corresponding historical references (aka climatology). The site ID of a station can be found in ssf.sites.

julia> using Dates
julia> site_id = "410730";
julia> fc_date = Date(2020,8,1)
julia> data, header = get_forecasts(ssf, site_id, fc_date);
julia> data
5000×7 DataFrame. Omitted printing of 4 columns
│ Row  │ Member No. │  Streamflow Forecast (GL) Aug │  Streamflow Forecast (GL) Aug - Sep │
│      │ Int64      │ Float64                       │ Float64                             │
│ 116.80110.187                              │
│ 225.09411.032                              │
│ 337.77620.112


This project is not related to or endorsed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

The materials downloaded from the Seasonal Streamflow Forecast website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Australia Licence.

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