Queensland, Australia - River Diversion Schemes

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by John R. Lawrence, Gutteridge Haskins & Davey Pty, Ltd, Brisbane, Australia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: The east coast of the State of Queensland has high or very high annual rainfall which declines rapidly with distance inland. The area west of the Great Dividing Range, which parallels the coast, comprises the major part of the State and has an arid or semi-arid climate. Schemes have been investigated to transfer water over the Range from the rivers which discharge to the South Pacific Ocean to provide for irrigation in the semi-arid zone.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Rivers and streams | Water discharge | Spillways | Arid lands | Resource management | Coastal environment | Rainfall | Australia | Queensland | Great Dividing Range | Pacific Ocean

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