Katherine Groundwater Investigations, Cretaceous Sediments near the King River,1985.
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Technical Report WRD85003 Viewed at 14:07:03 on 29/07/2010 Page 3 of 45. SYNOPSIS Between October and November 1984, a groundwater investigation was undertaken over an area of major subcropping Cretaceous aged strata in the vicinity of the King River north of the Stuart Highway. The investigation was one of a range of studies aimed at exploring the options for future development of Katherine Water Supply. The investigation indicated that the basal sandstone unit in the Cretaceous sequence contains a significant resource of good quality water. The throughflow is estimated at 40 ML/day in the study area. However, it is not considered that the resource could be efficiently exploited from this region due to low individual bore yields resulting from unfavourable water table conditions. An area further north of the study area is postulated as a viable alternative, possibly offering a safe yield in the order of 10 ML/day. Investigations in that area are required to establish this. DYF:TJ:79 04:REP4