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Water Modelling-Modelled Data-Long-term average annual extraction limit (LTAAEL)-Murrumbidgee

Long-term average annual extraction limit (LTAAEL) is a regulatory limit set on annual water extractions from a river system. It ensures that average extractions over the long term are sustainable, and thus help prevent environmental degradation.

In NSW these limits are defined by water sharing plans (WSPs). Every WSP outlines how the water in a river system will be shared over a 10-year period. They also define:

• how LTAAEL compliance is to be assessed for each river system

• what conditions will trigger noncompliance action

• what compliance action can be taken.

The Natural Resources Commission regularly reviews all WSPs to ensure extractions from each river system are within the limits set, and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority reviews sustainable diversion limit (SDL) compliance each year.

To assess compliance, we model LTAAEL using a model that has been configured to represent the development and management rules defined by a system WSP (this refers to as LTAAEL model). We then compare this modelled LTAAEL with the modelled under current conditions long-term average annual extractions (LTAAEs) (which are usually those modelled by the annual permitted take, or APT, model). Although, the LTAAEL includes multiple types of water use, the compliance assessment is based on the total. We do this annually using the best available models, and the outcomes are published on the DPE website.

Where river system’s LTAAE exceed LTAAEL, the system is considered noncompliant. If the noncompliance trigger conditions in the WSP are met, noncompliance action is taken.

The data set provided contains flows at several gauges in each river system, as simulated by the annually extended LTAAEL model. Notwithstanding the model’s inherent limitations, these are a fair representation of those we would expect under WSP operation and development conditions. They can be compared with flows simulated by other key scenario models, such as annual permitted take (APT) model or without development (WOD) model.

Data and Resources

  • Data quality statement for Water Modelling-Modelled Data-Long-term average...

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

  • Simulated streamflow from the 2021/22 run of the Murrumbidgee LTAAEL model....

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title LTAAEL
Edition 1.0
Purpose The data set provided contains flows at several gauges in each river system, as simulated by the annually extended LTAAEL model. Notwithstanding the model’s inherent limitations, these are a fair representation of those we would expect under WSP operation and development conditions. They can be compared with flows simulated by other key scenario models, such as annual permitted take (APT) model or without development (WOD) model.
Frequency of change Annually
Keywords WATER,WATER-Surface
Metadata Date 2023-09-20
Date of Asset Creation 2023-09-20
License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Geospatial Topic Inland waters
NSW Place Name Murrumbidgee
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Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1895-01-01 - 2022-06-30
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 2024"
Groups Department of Planning and Environment—Water