Recharge Estimation in the Surat Basin

This project has established three field studies that aim to understand the role of ephemeral creeks in recharging shallow and deep aquifers. Both of these studies have deployed surface and subsurface hydrological monitoring to complement government and CSG company monitoring.

The difficulty of monitoring these environments means that the project has provided unique evidence of how intermittent creek flows contribute to aquifer recharge and riparian zone storage. The project is also conducting regional recharge modelling aiming to improve recharge estimates by merging chloride mass balance with other approaches.

Recharge Estimation in the Surat Basin

 

Project members

Professor Neil McIntyre

ARC Future Fellow, Group Leader
SMI-CWiMI