Impact of future developments

The impact and uncertainty associated with potential future development of farm dams and plantation forestry on surface water – groundwater interactions was assessed by CSIRO (2008). This impact was considered to be small in the Bogan, Macquarie and Castlereagh river basins. Uncertainty regarding runoff and streamflow was low given the high number of gauging stations in the river basins. The largest source of uncertainty in the assessment was associated with climate projections.

Last updated:
5 January 2018