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Summary of past drilling activity within the Great Artesian Basin, Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee

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Title

Summary of past drilling activity within the Great Artesian Basin, Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee

Creator

Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; D0851

Date

2017-11

Location

Great Artesian Basin

Description

The Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee (GABCC) requested bore hole data from the state and territory government databases to be collated to estimate the number of bore holes that have been drilled into the Great Artesian Basin (GAB). This is to inform discussions on the legacy of the 140 years of past drilling activity with respect to the long term management of the groundwater resources of the GAB.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Executive summary -- Introduction -- Scope -- Limitations of the data -- Summary of all available data -- Total number of reported bore holes drilled -- Date of construction -- Water bore data -- Drilling in areas of artesian conditions -- Water supply bore depths -- Estimated replacement value of water supply bores -- Number of bores with uncontrolled artesian flow -- Discussion -- Appendix A-E

Language

English

Subject

Great Artesian Basin; Drilling Activity

Publisher name

Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee

Place of publication

Australia

Series

D0851

Format

27 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps, tables ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee.

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Related links

http://www.gabcc.gov.au/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/299513

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/383677

Page content

9 Table 4: Number and total depth (metres) of current water supply bores Bore depth category NSW NT Qld SA2 Total No. Depth No. Depth No. Depth No. Depth No. Depth Less than 200m 6,300 500,655 107 9,117 16,970 1,394,082 130 13,047 23,507 1,916,901 200-400m 1,199 339,806 10 2,745 3,603 1,012,120 67 19,187 4,879 373,858 400-600m 383 184,153 8 11,216 1,257 614,936 39 19,729 1,687 830,034 600-800m 154 103,824 549 376,422 19 12,022 722 492,268 800-1,000m 38 32,731 399 356,184 4 3,477 441 392,392 1,000-1,200m 49 53,132 331 364,220 5 5424 385 421,515 Greater than 1,200m 12 15,514 1,126 1,980,069 1 24 33,409 1,162 2,028,992 TOTAL 8,135 1,229,815 125 23078 24,235 6,098,033 288 104, 098 32,783 7,455,024 1There are a number of petroleum wells converted to water bores in this group and an estimate of the total depth is provided here. 2 figures for SA are for artesian wells only.


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