Groundwater monitoring for resource impacts
The extraction of groundwater through resource development operations may lower water levels and impact on water bores in the surrounding area.
To help manage these impacts, groundwater levels are monitored at a large number of sites throughout Queensland. The data is sourced from:
- resource company monitoring bores
- Groundwater Net - a network of private bores monitored by landholders
- Groundwater Online - a network of strategically located bores equipped with loggers and monitored continuously.
Get involved in Groundwater Net monitoring
We facilitate a landholder monitoring network whose volunteers collect and submit data from their own bores. To get involved, please contact us.
To submit groundwater monitoring records online visit My Groundwater Monitoring.
Attend our upcoming workshops
During October 2019, the Groundwater Investigations and Assessment Team will be presenting monitoring results for Wallumbilla (North & South), Injune (East & West), Eurombah Creek, Fairview, Taroom, Miles/Drillham, Noonga/Dulacca) and Wandoan areas at our annual workshops.
Everyone is welcome to attend. You do not need to register.
Topics for this year’s workshops include the following:
- Local area monitoring report, comparing monitoring data supplied by the resource companies against data from the government loggers and landholder monitoring
- The 2019 Underground Water Impact Report - what has changed and why
- Designing and constructing a CSG well.
Workshop times and locations
|Wallumbilla||Monday 14 October||9.30am to 2pm||Wallumbilla CWA Hall|
|Injune||Tuesday 15 October||9.30am to 2pm||Injune Bowls Club|
|Taroom||Wednesday 16 October||9.30am to 2pm||Taroom Bowls Club|
|Wandoan||Thursday 17 October||9.30am to 2pm||Bushlander Motel|
|Noonga||Friday 18 October||9.30am to 2pm||Noonga Hall|
Benefits of joining Groundwater Net
- You will receive information and support to monitor the water level/pressure of your own bore(s).
- Regular monitoring will provide you with good baseline data for assessing groundwater impacts or identifying any bore performance issues.
- Participate in workshops and discuss monitoring data, groundwater trends and predicted impacts of resource development specific to your local area with other landholders, government and industry.
Accessing groundwater data
The Groundwater Net Digital Report 2018 for the Surat Cumulative Management Area summarises groundwater monitoring data collected from the community, government and the resource industry.
- Read about groundwater management in the Surat Basin.
- Find out how we investigate impacts of CSG operations on existing water bores.
- Watch our instructional videos on measuring the static head in an artesian bore and measuring the standing water level in a sub-artesian water bore.
- Last reviewed: 18 Mar 2019
- Last updated: 10 Sep 2019