The six initial representative sample catchments were selected to provide reasonable location spread throughout Tasmania with at least two catchments representing each sub-region (Figure 2), whilst ensuring availability of on-site or nearby gauged streamflow data for calibration purposes (Pisaniello et al. 1999). Selected sizes range from 1 to 25 km2 (see Table 2), enabling a larger range to be tested compared to Pisaniello et al. (1999) who worked with catchments up to 10 km2.

Table 2

Summary of Tasmanian study catchments

Catchment no.Catchment nameCatchment location/ region (see Figure 2)Catchment area (km2)
Ouse River Central 1.75
Ross Creek Central 8.23
Allens Rivulet Southern/Hobart 12.80
Mountain River Southern/Hobart 24.25
Wilson's Creek North-West Basalt 1.3
Port Creek North-West Basalt 5.44
Catchment no.Catchment nameCatchment location/ region (see Figure 2)Catchment area (km2)
Ouse River Central 1.75
Ross Creek Central 8.23
Allens Rivulet Southern/Hobart 12.80
Mountain River Southern/Hobart 24.25
Wilson's Creek North-West Basalt 1.3
Port Creek North-West Basalt 5.44

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