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Addendum to Groundwater Methods Report

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The Authority has prepared an addendum to The proposed Groundwater Baseline and Sustainable Diversion Limits: methods report. The addendum outlines changes made for the proposed Basin Plan – a revised draft (28 May 2012), that were made in response to matters raised during the 20 week consultation process.

Addendum to Groundwater Methods Report PDF [1.17MB] - Word [1.56MB]

The proposed Groundwater Baseline and Sustainable Diversion Limits: methods report

The Water Act 2007 requires that sustainable diversion limits for all Basin water resources are determined based on an assessment of the environmentally sustainable level of take.  This report contains a summary of the methods and assessments used to determine the groundwater sustainable diversion limits for the proposed Basin Plan (released on 28 November 2011). As well as the sustainable diversion limits, the Authority has determined a baseline against which sustainable diversion limits are compared. Known as the baseline diversion limit, it represents the Authority’s determination of the limits on groundwater use under existing water management arrangements. The proposed Basin Plan sustainable diversion limits and baseline diversion limits reflect the different aquifer characteristics, levels of management and knowledge of the groundwater resources across the Basin.

PDF [1.26MB] - Word [4.75MB]

Groundwater Sustainable Diversion Limit Resource Unit Summary Report Cards

Further to The proposed Groundwater Baseline and Sustainable Diversion Limits: methods report, the Authority has prepared report cards for each individual groundwater SDL area. Each report card contains a summary of the technical information and data used during the development of the groundwater SDLs and BDLs for the proposed Basin Plan. To understand how the proposed SDL were determined, the report cards should be read in conjunction with the proposed Groundwater Methods Report.

Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – All states [7.8 MB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – Introduction [319 KB] - Word [428 KB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – Australian Capital Territory [263 KB] - Word [455 KB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – New South Wales Part 1 [3.35 MB] - Word [5.7 MB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – New South Wales Part 2 [5.13 MB] - Word [7.9MB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – Queensland [1.9 MB] - Word [2.6MB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – South Australia [1.08 MB] - Word [1.9MB]
Groundwater SDL Resource Unit Summary Report Cards – Victoria [1.9 MB] - Word [1.9MB]