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Technical reports for the Surat CMA
The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment carries out research in collaboration with other research bodies and resource operators to improve understanding of the groundwater flow system in the Surat Cumulative Management Area (Surat CMA).
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Hydrogeological characterisation of faults in the Surat Basin
Report assessing fault-induced connectivity between the Walloon Coal Measures and adjacent aquifers.
- Hydrogeological characterisation of faults in the Surat Basin: assessing fault-induced connectivity between the Walloon Coal Measures and adjacent aquifers (PDF, 8.7MB)
Analysis of groundwater level trends in the Hutton Sandstone, Springbok Sandstone and Condamine Alluvium – Surat CMA
Report examining the impacts of CSG groundwater extraction from the Walloon Coal Measures on the observed groundwater level trends in adjacent aquifers.
- Analysis of groundwater level trends in the Hutton Sandstone, Springbok Sandstone and Condamine Alluvium – Surat CMA (PDF, 19.8MB)
Technical summary: terrestrial groundwater-dependent ecosystems in the Surat CMA
Report providing a methodology to prioritise groundwater impacts on terrestrial groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDE), integrating model predictions and mapped GDEs in the Surat CMA. The report includes a literature review on groundwater use by terrestrial GDEs.
Updated geology and geological model for the Surat CMA
Report providing an overview of up-to-date geology of the Surat and southern Bowen basins and detailing the major revision of the geological model in the Surat CMA.
Identification of gaining streams in the Surat CMA
Report summarising an investigation to identify surface water streams that are fed by groundwater in the Surat CMA. The accurate mapping of these ‘gaining streams’ is essential to help us improve our understanding of how surface and groundwater interact.
Groundwater connectivity between the Condamine Alluvium and the Walloon Coal Measures
Report summarising investigations into the flow of groundwater between 2 major geological formations in the Surat Basin - the Condamine Alluvium and the Walloon Coal Measures.
Springs in the Surat CMA
Report summarising our current understanding of springs in the Surat CMA.
Hydrogeological conceptualisation report for the Surat CMA
Report on the distribution and movement of groundwater in the Surat, Clarence-Moreton and Bowen basins within the Surat CMA.
Surat CMA groundwater modelling report
Report describing the construction and calibration of the current regional groundwater flow model used by OGIA to predict water pressure impacts on aquifers in the Surat CMA.
- Groundwater modelling report for the Surat CMA, main report (PDF, 14.5MB)
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