Journal article

Flow characteristics of rivers in northern Australia: Implications for development

Cuan Petheram, Thomas A McMahon, Murray C Peel

JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2008

Abstract

Annual, monthly and daily streamflows from 99 unregulated rivers across northern Australia were analysed to assess the general surface water resources of the region and their implications for development. The potential for carry-over storages was assessed using the Gould-Dincer Gamma method, which utilises the mean, standard deviation, skewness and lag-one serial correlation coefficient of annual flows. Runs Analysis was used to describe the characteristics of drought in northern Australia and the potential for 'active' water harvesting was evaluated by Base Flow Separation, Flow Duration Curves and Spells Analysis. These parameters for northern Australia were compared with data from souther..

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