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Surface Water

Surface Water Inventory

An inventory of surface water quality and quantity is necessary to assess capacity to accept potential changes as a result of human interventions or activities (eg water withdrawal or effluent discharge). It also allows evaluation of whether these activities and management decisions have been protective of the resource and are sustainable, using subsequent monitoring activities.

Surface water resource inventories were initiated in the 1960's resulting in a series of Water Resource Reports.