Barwon-Darling Cease Flows 2021

The contents of, and how to use the Barwon-Darling River observed and modelled cease flows 2021 dataset.

Cease-to-flow periods

The Barwon-Darling river has often stopped flowing for periods of time. The cease to flow periods in the dry periods of our climate are more frequent than in the wet period.

The cease to flow conditions we saw in the most recent drought were severe and had significant impacts on communities, ecosystems and industries, but they are not unique when compared to the historical record. Our lived experience is mostly drawn from the wet period when there were very few cease to flow periods.

• The Barwon-Darling region naturally goes through wetting and drying cycles that can last decades.

• (As at 2021), we are currently going through a dry period. The last dry period was 1900 – 1950.

• The cease to flow periods experienced in the most recent drought have been long and severe, but are not unusual when compared to conditions in historical dry periods.

• There are clear differences between the cease to flow periods in the dry, compared to the wet periods.

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Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 1.0
Purpose Water Modelling
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords WATER-Rivers,WATER,WATER-Surface
Metadata Date 2021-09-29
Date of Asset Creation 2021-09-29
Date of Asset Revision 2021-09-29
Date of Asset Publication 2021-09-29
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Inland waters
NSW Place Name Barwon Darling River

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1985-01-01 - 2021-09-23
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2021"
Groups Department of Planning and Environment—Water