Basin & Surface Water Management Area: Lyndon-Minilya Rivers
Name: Lyndon-Minilya River
Description: Central west catchment, semi-arid to arid climate. Low relief land, natural vegetation woodland and scrub. Landuse sheep/cattle grazing.
|Total storage volume:||no data|
|Total surface water use:||0 ML/yr|
|Development category:||LOW DEVELOPMENT|
|Mean annual run-off:||64,000 ML/yr|
Please note: No data were supplied about total surface water use for some river basins (eg. unregulated basins in NSW).
A four-class classification system was developed to provide a simple method to communicate the status of the use and allocation of Australia's water resources in relation to sustainable water management.
It is important to recognise that adequately quantifying a sustainable flow regime or sustainable yield and consequent operating rules is a complex matter. State, Territory and scientific agencies continue to develop and apply methods and measures for determining sustainable flow regimes and sustainable yields.
This categorisation provides a general guide only. Please refer to the State and Territory Overview and Technical reports for detail on the analysis methods used.
|2||30 - 70%||Moderate development|
|3||70 - 100%||Highly developed|
* Water use as a percentage of sustainable flow regime (surface water) and sustainable yield (groundwater)
Estimation of sustainable yields was undertaken as a two stage process. The first stage, or first cut, involved accumulating sub area data to the SWMA scale, for the likely development scenario. This development scenario included applying all constraints explicit or strongly implicit in established regional allocation plans, policy or regulations, in the selection of preferred sites. First cut sustainable yields were then estimated based on applying management objective factors to each sub area, to determine sustainable yield from divertible yield where more detailed environmental flow requirements had yet to be determined. The second cut refinement aimed to provide allowances for regional reservations yet to be established. While the second cut involved subjectivity, the refinements made were based on accumulated regional planning experience, and are believed to reflect realistic outcomes at SWMA levels.
Categorisation for SWMA's and Sub Areas based on NLWRA classifications for 1996/97 Water Use as a percentage of Sustainable Yield.
How saline are the surface water resources in the Lyndon-Minilya Rivers surface water management area?
Table: Surface water resource by salinity class.
|Total Volume, Divertible Yield (ML/Yr)|
|Total volume (ML/yr), DIVERSION||4,700|
|<500 mg/l (ML/yr)||4,700|
|500 mg/l (ML/yr) - 1500 mg/l (ML/yr)||0|
|1500 mg/l (ML/yr) - 5000 mg/l (ML/yr)||0|
|5000 mg/l (ML/yr) - 14000 mg/l (ML/yr)||0|
|> 14000 mg/l (ML/yr)||0|
Table: Major water storage areas:
There were no major water storages reported in this area as part of the assessment
- View the Western Australia Water Resources Assessment 2000 Report
- View the Western Australia Water Resources Assessment 2000 Technical Report
- Link to data available for download on the:
- Surface Water Management Areas
- Data from the 1985 Review of Australia's Water Resources and Water Use
- Link to the Map Maker to make a map using this information.
- For more information about water and other natural resource issues link to www.water.wa.gov.au
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