Water Modelling-Modelled Data-Without Development

A without development model scenario is created by starting with a current conditions model scenario and switching off as much development in the model as possible. Typically this means removing all water users such as irrigation and towns along with infrastructure such as dams and weirs.

A without development scenario is useful in understanding the extent to which human uses of the river have altered flows.

This type of model scenario is sometimes known and a “natural case” but this terminology has fallen out of favour over time as a true natural condition scenario would attempt to reflect catchment conditions such as land use, vegetation cover and so on that existed prior to human interventions.

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title Surface water modelling
Edition 1.0
Purpose Water Modelling and Analysis
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords WATER,WATER-Surface
Metadata Date 2023-05-25
Date of Asset Creation 2022-10-08
License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Geospatial Topic Inland waters
NSW Place Name NSW

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