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Flood inundation extent and duration for the Fitzroy catchment in Western Australia
This dataset provides flood inundation extent and duration for the Fitzroy catchment in Western Australia for the flood events of 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014. The data are in raster format. The values in the raster file shows the duration of inundation (days) during an event. The following are the start and end time for each flood.
FLOOD YEAR START DATE END DATE DURATION (DAYS) EXCEEDANCE PROBABILITY (YEARS)
2001 16/02/2001 14/03/2001 27 1 in 16
2002 20/02/2002 7/03/2002 16 1 in 25
2006 16/03/2006 23/03/2006 8 1 in 2
2007 29/03/2007 6/04/2007 9 1 in 3
2009 26/01/2009 14/02/2009 20 1 in 5
2011 25/02/2011 31/03/2011 35 1 in 25
2014 1/02/2014 18/02/2014 18 1 in 3
Water Resources Engineering
Fitzroy catchment (Western Australia)
MIKE21, Flood inundation
These data were generated from hydrodynamic modelling (MIKE21 model) results. Model outputs were processed in ArcGIS. Inundation extent/ duration was estimated by accumulating six hourly model outputs for the simulation period of 40 days. The data represent number of days each computational grid (30m x 30m) was inundated during the entire simulation period.
The Australian Government commissioned CSIRO to complete the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment (NAWRA) - an
initiative of the Australian Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia and the Agricultural Competitiveness
White Paper, the government’s plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy. Aspects of the Assessment were undertaken
in conjunction with the Northern Territory Government, the Western Australian Government, and the Queensland Government.
CSIRO Data Licence
Karim, Fazlul; Marvanek, Steve; Pena Arancibia, Jorge; Hughes, Justin (2018): Flood inundation extent and duration for the Fitzroy catchment in Western Australia. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO 2018.
The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.
Northern Australian Basin Assessment:: Water Resource Assessments
This metadata record relates specifically to the stated body of work and was created for the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment (NAWRA) project. The NAWRA project has undertaken a comprehensive and integrated evaluation of the feasibility, economic viability and sustainability of water resource development in three priority areas in north... moreern Australia: the Fitzroy catchment (WA), the Darwin catchments and the Mitchell catchment (Qld).
Functionally, NAWRA implemented an activities-based approach with the following activity groups: climate, land suitability, surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, agriculture and aquaculture viability, water storage, socio-economics, Indigenous water values, rights and development aspirations, and aquatic and marine ecology contributing to the results.
The Assessment examined resource use unconstrained by legislation or regulations, and examined the monetary and non-monetary values associated with existing use of those resources, to enable a wide range of stakeholders to assess for themselves the costs and benefits of given courses of action. NAWRA is fundamentally a resource evaluation. This project did not seek to advocate irrigation development or assess or enable any particular development; rather it identified the resources that could be deployed in support of potential irrigation enterprises, evaluated the feasibility of development (at a catchment scale, not for individual paddocks or businesses) and considered the scale of the opportunities that might exist to support deliberation and decisions concerning sustainable regional development. less
Jorge Pena Arancibia