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Background to the assessment and information about the assessment area and the techniques and approaches taken.
The Flinders and Gilbert Agricultural Resource Assessment provides a comprehensive and integrated evaluation of the feasibility, economic viability and sustainability of water resource development.
The techniques and approaches developed through this Assessment can now be applied elsewhere in northern Australia.
The Assessment aimed to:
Further development of northern Australia’s agricultural industries will be assisted by identifying land and water resources that can be harnessed for irrigated agricultural production.
The results from the project will be used to:
The Flinders and Gilbert catchments were identified as appropriate for this Assessment because of interest from local stakeholders and the opportunity to build on past work in the region.
Map of the assessment location
Map of the Flinders and Gilbert Agricultural Resource Assessment location showing the Flinders and Gilbert catchment areas. The map features the Queensland towns of Burketown, Karumba, Normanton, Croydon, Georgetown, Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek, Cloncurry, Mount Isa and Dajarra.
Because it was not possible to assess all areas at the same level of detail, field work and modelling focused on strategic locations.
This is a complex project, drawing on the capabilities of scientists across Australia. Key activities include:
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Last updated: Last updated: 26 February 2015
Printed from: Assessment details (http://csiroaucd2-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/Research/LWF/Areas/Water-resources/Assessing-water-resources/Flinders-Gilbert/Assessment-details)