Australian Water Information Dictionary

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An event that creates a legal or constructive obligation that results in the management of a water report entity having no realistic alternative to settling that obligation.

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The depth of water (in metres) at a river height measuring gauge located along the river. In most cases a zero reading is the lowest water-level that is reached during dry conditions. In many tidal areas, as well as a few inland areas, river levels are expressed in metres above mean sea level or Australian height datum.

Related: peak river height

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off-channel water comprises water in: (i) storages, such as farm dams, not connected to rivers and filled from runoff harvesting, surface water diversion or groundwater extraction (ii) rainwater tanks. off-channel water is owned by the individual or entity that abstracted the water and not available for water sharing.

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Outflows from the region's off-channel water.

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Inflows to the region's off-channel water.

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Towns not connected to the SEQ Water Grid are considered off-grid.

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Towns and water treatment plants connected to the SEQ Water Grid are considered on-grid.

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There are multiple contexts for this item

Context 1

The total water storage in water assets in the region at the beginning of the reporting period.

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Context 2

The total water storage for a water report entity at the beginning of the reporting period.

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Water rights granted by a jurisdiction, external to an entitlement system.

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Water rights granted by a jurisdiction other than those giving access exclusively to surface water or groundwater.

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Australian Online Coastal Information.

Source: Ozcoasts

Geofabric Product Guide V2.0

Related: Geoscience Australia

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