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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

23 Summary of Queensland borehole data Table 13 provides a summary of 27,552 boreholes in Queensland portion of the GAB based on the initial bore purpose and the year of its construction sourced from the Groundwater database. Table 13: Date of construction Bore purpose Pre 1900 19001919 19201939 19401959 19601979 19801999 20002013 No Date Water supply 284 1,351 1,698 3,553 5,767 6,304 5,278 1,807 Groundwater monitoring 2 13 18 52 88 58 14 7 Coal & mineral exploration 2 0 0 1 229 120 64 6 Oil/gas exploration 0 0 1 0 11 400 13 3 Other / not recorded 441 Total 288 1,364 1,717 3,606 6,095 6,882 5,369 2,264 Note:. Gas and/or petroleum production wells in Queensland are not stored in the same database as water supply or monitoring wells and this data has not been collated in this report.


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