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Upgrade of the Coupled Model of the Cambrian Limestone Aquifer and Roper River Systems

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Title

Upgrade of the Coupled Model of the Cambrian Limestone Aquifer and Roper River Systems

Creator

Knapton, Anthony; CloudGMS

Sponsored by

Northern Territory. Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security. Water Resources

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; WRD Technical Report 57/2020

Date

2020-10-01

Location

Georgina Basin; Wiso Basin; Daly Basin

Abstract

To provide water resource managers at the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) with knowledge about the aquifer safe yields and performance under different potential pumping regimes, CloudGMS completed a comprehensive, analysis of available hydrogeologic data to develop a hydrogeological conceptual model and a numerical groundwater-flow model, updated from the model previously developed in 2009. The active model area covers about 196000 square kilometres and its boundaries were defined to incorporate the groundwater resources of the Cambrian sedimentary aquifers of the Mataranka Water Management Zone.

Notes

Made available by via Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

Executive summary -- Background -- 2 Physical setting -- 3 Available data -- 4 Hydrogeological conceptual model -- 5 FEFLOW groundwater model design and construction -- 6 MIKE SHE recharge -- 7 FEFLOW and MIKE SHE parameter estimation -- 8 FEFLOW groundwater balances -- 9 Steady state sensitivity analysis -- 10 MIKE11 surface water design & construction -- 11 Coupled FEFLOW / MIKE11 Model -- 12 Conclusions -- 13 Recommendation -- 14 References -- 15 Document history and version control -- Appendix A - Groundwater level sites -- Appendix B - Groundwater level hydrographs -- Appendix C - Roper River Long Profile Survey -- Appendix D - Steady state sensitivity analysis -- Appendix E - MIKE11 uncoupled calibration results

Language

English

Subject

Cambrian Limetsone Aquifer; Georgina, Wiso and Daly Basins; Groundwater model

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

WRD Technical Report 57/2020

Format

xiv , 232 pages : colour illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743502983

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/827499

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/827499

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/827500


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