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Classification of the Top End and Arid Zone for Northern Territory water resources

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Title

Classification of the Top End and Arid Zone for Northern Territory water resources

Creator

Short, Michael; Bond, Tim

Issued by

Northern Territory. Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report 55/2020

Date

2021-08-04

Abstract

This report outlines a scientifically defensible method to classify the likelihood of ‘Top End’ or ‘Arid Zone’ water resource characteristics. It informs water allocation planning, water development proposals and assessment of impact of water extraction by providing guidance for how the NT Water Allocation Framework could be applied to determine a water resource’s consumptive pool.

Notes

Made available by via Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

Executive summary -- Top End -- Arid Zone -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Purpose -- 1.2 Background -- 2 Boundary delineation -- 2.1 Approach -- 2.2 Method -- 2.3 Results -- 3 Characteristics of the water resource climate zones -- 3.1 Top End -- 3.2 Arid Zone -- 4 Conclusions -- 5 References -- 6 Appendix: Top End Index data layers and sources -- 6.1 BoM seasonal rainfall classifications -- 6.2 Köppen climate classifications -- 6.3 Australian Water Resources Assessment model -- 6.3.1 Rainfall -- 6.3.2 Actual evapotranspiration -- 6.3.3 Run-off -- 6.3.4 Root zone soil moisture -- 6.3.5 Deep soil moisture -- 6.3.6 Deep drainage (recharge) -- 6.4 Satellite imagery -- 6.5 Depth to water

Language

English

Subject

Climate Zone

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Technical Report 55/2020

Format

38 pages : colour illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743502761

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/829390

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/843257

Page content

Classification of the Top End and Arid Zone for Northern Territory water resources Water Resources Division Technical Report 55/2020


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