Recent publications have conflictingly suggested that inflows into the headwaters of the Murray River are governed by long term variations in either the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) or the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). The flow record for the Queanbeyan River extends back to 1913, one of the longest in the ACT region.
The rainfall record in the region extends back to 1873. This project will firstly seek to extrapolate the stream flow record back to 1873, then examine the relationship between PDO and IOD and flows in the Queanbeyan River.
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