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Type: Thesis
Title: An assessment of water resources and recharge in the Hindmarsh River, Inman River and Currency Creek catchments
Author: Carmichael, Vicki E.
Issue Date: 2000
Abstract: The Mount Lofty Ranges lie to the east of Adelaide and contain a significant groundwater resource of low salinity. There are three catchments in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges where minimal information exists on the sustainable groundwater yield - Hindmarsh River, Inman River and Currency Creek. Effective water allocation in this a rea requires information on the extent of the water resource and the relationship between surface and groundwater. As this resource is coming under increasing pressure for development it is important to develop appropriate land and water management strategies in order to ensure that future development is sustainable. The hydrogeology of all three study catchments is directly related to the underlying geological formations which determine both the quantity and quality of groundwater in the area: Cape Jervis Beds, Kanmantoo Formation, Quaternary and Tertiary Limestone. Except for the clearly defined confined Tertiary Limestone aquifer in the Hindmarsh Tiers valley, there does not appear to be any apparent delineation of aquifers in the other formations. The Cape Jervis Bed formations are a mixture of erratic sand and clay layers and wells are completed in both. The "aquifers" in the Cape Jervis Bed formation appear to be small, local and not interconnected. The Kanmantoo Group is tapped by many bores throughout each of the study catchments and water quality and well yields appear to be highly variable and most likely dependent on the fracture zones in which the bore is completed.
Advisor: Daniell, Trevor Maurice
Barnett, Stephen J.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (MApplSc) -- University of Adelaide, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, 2000
Keywords: coursework
Hindmarsh River
Inman River
Currency Creek
water resources
water catchments
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