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Exploring for the Future—Groundwater contours for the McBride and Nulla basalt provinces: Upper Burdekin region, North Queensland

Geoscience Australia
Cook, S.B. ; Ransley, T.
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Brief description

This data release presents regional scale groundwater contours developed for the Upper Burdekin Groundwater Project in North Queensland, conducted as part of Exploring for the Future (EFTF), an Australian Government funded geoscience data and information acquisition program. The four-year (2016-20) program focused on better understanding the potential mineral, energy and groundwater resources in northern Australia.

The Upper Burdekin Groundwater Project is a collaborative study between Geoscience Australia and the Queensland Government. It focuses on basalt groundwater resources in two geographically separate areas: the Nulla Basalt Province (NBP) in the south and the McBride Basalt Province (MBP) in the north.

This data release includes separate, regional-scale groundwater contour datasets for the Nulla and McBride basalt provinces developed by Geoscience Australia in:

Cook, S. B. & Ransley, T. R., 2020. Exploring for the Future—Groundwater level interpretations for the McBride and Nulla basalt provinces: Upper Burdekin region, North Queensland. Geoscience Australia, Canberra, http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/135439.

As detailed in that document, the groundwater contours were drawn by hand based on:
- Groundwater levels from monitoring bores measured mostly on 17 February 2019 following extensive rainfall.
- Surface topography.
- Surface water features (rivers and springs).
- Remote sensing data.

The inferred groundwater contours were used in various Upper Burdekin Groundwater Project components to frame hydrogeological discussions. It is important to note that they were drawn following a wet period; groundwater contours are temporally variable and those presented in this data release therefore only represent part of the regional groundwater flow system.

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This data release is part of Geoscience Australia's Exploring for the Future program. The groundwater contours were drawn by hand based on: (i) groundwater levels from monitoring bores measured mostly on 17 February 2019 following extensive rainfall; (ii) surface topography; (iii) surface water features (rivers and springs); and (iv) Remote sensing data.

The groundwater contours were drawn following a wet period. Since groundwater contours are temporally variable, those presented in this data release only represent part of the regional groundwater flow system.

Details are available in: Cook, S. B. & Ransley, T. R., 2020. Exploring for the Future—Groundwater level interpretations for the McBride and Nulla basalt provinces: Upper Burdekin region, North Queensland. Geoscience Australia, Canberra, http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/135439.

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This data release includes regional scale groundwater contours for the Nulla and McBride basalt provinces in the Upper Burdekin region of North Queensland following extensive rainfall. It was developed as part of Geoscience Australia's Exploring for the Future program in: Cook, S. B. & Ransley, T. R., 2020. Exploring for the Future—Groundwater level interpretations for the McBride and Nulla basalt provinces: Upper Burdekin region, North Queensland. Geoscience Australia, Canberra, http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/135439

Issued: 10 08 2020

Data time period: 2017-01-01 to 2020-06-30

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