Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment Explorer


The Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment provides a comprehensive and integrated evaluation of the feasibility, economic viability and sustainability of water and agricultural development in three priority regions. The Assessment focused on the Fitzroy catchment in Western Australia, the Darwin catchments (Adelaide, Finniss, Mary and Wildman) in the Northern Territory and the Mitchell catchment in Queensland.

The Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment Explorer (NAWRA-explorer) enables the user to simultaneously integrate key datasets generated by the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment.

CSIRO advises that the information displayed by the NAWRA-explorer is most suited at the regional-scale. The level of detail is not suitable for enterprise-scale planning.

The user is advised and needs to be aware that the information displayed by the NAWRA-explorer:

  • may be incomplete;
  • may not be accurate;
  • may not be current; and
  • is not appropriate for use in, or applicable to, every situation.

No reliance or actions must be made on the NAWRA-explorer without seeking prior expert professional, scientific and technical advice.

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Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment Explorer

  • Highly suitable land with negligible limitations
  • Suitable land with minor limitations
  • Moderately suitable land with considerable limitations
  • Currently unsuitable land with severe limitations
  • Unsuitable land with extreme limitations
    • Likely to be suitable
    • Possibly suitable
    • Unlikely to be suitable
    • Not suitable
    • Likely suitable
    • Unlikely to be suitable
    • Costs < $300/ML
    • Costs $300 - $500/ML
    • Costs $500 - $1,000/ML
    • Costs $1,000 - $2,000/ML
    • Costs $2,000 - $4,000/ML
    • Costs > $4,000/ML
    Reservoir Full Supply Level:
    Cost ($million):...
    Cost ($/ML):...
    Reservoir Capacity:...
    Reservoir Surface Area:...
    Catchment Area:...
    Elevation:...
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    • Lake Reservoir
    • Dam wall & saddle dams
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