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Groundwater model for deep well horticultural project



Groundwater model for deep well horticultural project


Rooke, E.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 13/1991




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Power and Water Authority

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Alice Springs


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I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I individual bores can be charted by dividing volumetric production in KL by energy consumption (kWh if electrically powered) . 4. Existing monitoring Bores, RN 11834,11844, 11845, 11849 and 14869 should have SWL measurements taken at least quarterly for the first year of borefield operation; thereafter the frequency of readings can be half-yearly. Existing bores, RN 2433, 14575, 14868, 14876, 11836 and 11847 should be designated as monitoring status to become part of the monitoring network. 5. water samples should be collected and submitted to WRB for chemical analysis for major and minor ions for all production bores at least once a year and for selected monitoring bores when there is a perceived need (e.g. dramatic change in piezometry,etc .. ). 6. Extra monitoring bores should be drilled in order to: A. Provide more geological information concerning the nature of the Mereenie Sandstone/Shannon Limestone contact and the thickness and extent of Tertiary sediments overlying the Mereenie Sandstone. B. Take rock cores whilst drilling in order to determine aquifer parameters (Recommendation No. 7 refers). c. Provide extra control points for SWL measurement to more confidently contour the potentiometric surface once production pumping commences. D. Research possible hydraulic interaction between the Mereenie Aquifer and Tertiary Limestone by being able to measure head differences in them, (SWL readings and falling head tests). 40