Review of Australian Rainfall and Runoff Design Inputs for NSW

This study was funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to assess the suitability of default inputs developed as part of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2016 project for use in New South Wales. Advice from this report has been incorporated into the OEH Floodplain Risk Management Guide on Incorporating Australian Rainfall and Runoff in studies.

Date
12 February 2019
Publisher
WMA Water Pty Ltd
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • File PDF 5.4MB
  • Pages 427
  • Name review-australian-rainfall-runoff-design-inputs-nsw.pdf

The report outlines the findings and recommendations of the study. It provides those managing or undertaking flood investigations in New South Wales with:

  • advice on a recommended hierarchy of approaches and information sources that practitioners should use when examining the best information sources and approaches for a study
  • improved information on initial and continuing losses and pre-burst information to use when a study would have otherwise used default initial and continuing loss or pre-burst information or approaches developed as part of ARR 2016.

This advice has been incorporated into the OEH Floodplain Risk Management Guide on Incorporating Australian Rainfall and Runoff in studies.

It is incorporated into the ARR Data Hub as advice on the NSW page in the jurisdictional advice section. It will inform the data provided from the ARR Data Hub when extracting data for catchments in New South Wales until further relevant research is undertaken that supersedes this work.