Environmental account submitted by Namoi Catchment Management Authority in 2014.
The Namoi region is an inland areas bounded by Mount Kaputar and the Nadewar Ranges, the Liverpool and Wurrumbungle Ranges, and the Great Dividing Range, to the north, south and east respectively. The region is home to the renowned Tamworth Country Music Festival. It is a rich agricultural region and forms part of the extensive Murray-Darling Basin system. The geographical location of the region elicits warm to hot summers and mild winters in the east through to hot to very hot summers and mild to cool winters in the west. Annual average rainfall ranges from 673 mm in the east and 480 mm in the west.
Major Townships: Tamworth, Narrabri, Quirindi, Pilliga
Area: 42,000 km2
Native Vegetation, Groundwater
Native Vegetation is a partial account (a subset of regional native vegetation classes is described).
This material was prepared as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts ‘Proof of Concept’ Trial. The account and supporting information were accredited by a scientific committee following a Scientific Accreditation process. Accreditation results and supporting information should be taken into account when interpreting asset condition.