Surface Water

Potential e­ffects on surface water resources, including changes in drainage characteristics, runoff­ and flow characteristics, stream flows, and water quality


Assessed Values

  • Water quantity – base flow and high flow in creeks and watercourses in and around project site
  • Water quality – suspended sediments and chemistry

Assessment Methods

  • Comprehensive review of background information, environmental setting and characteristics
      • Regional climate and hydrology
      • Existing surface water use
  • Surface water hydrometric monitoring program
  • Surface water quality sampling
  • Assessment of long term regional and local climate conditions
  • Assessment of regional and local hydrometric conditions
  • Annual and monthly water balance

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