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Development of a Groundwater Model for the Western Davenport Plains

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Title

Development of a Groundwater Model for the Western Davenport Plains

Creator

Knapton, Anthony; CloudGMS Pty Ltd

Commissioned by

Northern Territory. Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; WRD Technical Report 27/2017

Date

2018-03

Location

Western Davenport Water Control District

Abstract

CloudGMS has been commissioned by DENR to develop a numerical groundwater model of the aquifers within the central area of the WDWCD to improve confidence in the sustainability of the groundwater resources, as this is the area within the WCD with greatest potential for intensive development.

Notes

Made available by via Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT); Prepared for Dept Environment and Natural resources

Table of contents

Executive summary -- 1 Background -- 2 Physical -- 3 Available data -- 4 Conceptual model -- 5 Model design & construction -- 6 Parameter estimation -- 7 Water balances -- 8 Sensitivity analysis -- 9 Predictive scenarios -- 10 Conclusions -- 11 Reference -- 12 Document history and version control -- Appendix A - Groundwater level hydrographs - Appendix B - Alek range horticultural farm sub-regional modelling

Language

English

Subject

Groundwater; Northern Territory; Western Davenport Water Control District; Conceptual mode

Publisher name

Northern Territory Governmnet

Place of publication

Palmerston

Edition

version 2.0

Series

WRD Technical Report 27/2017

Format

ix, 127 pages : colour illustration and maps ; 30 cm

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743502976

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

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

Related links

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/842058 [LANT E-Publications: Development of a Groundwater Model for the Western Davenport Plains, version 1.1]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/858845

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/858846

Page content

Western Davenport WCD Groundwater Model (v2.0) References CloudGMS 112 Haines, P. W., Bagas, L., Wyche, S., Simons, B., & Morris, D. G. (1990). 1:250,000 Geological Map Series Barrow Creek SF53-6. Government Printer of the Northern Territory: Darwin. Hatton, T., & Evans, R. (1998). Dependence of ecosystems on groundwater and its significance to Australia. Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (Australia), Occasional Paper No. 12/98. Canberra: ACT. Hydro Tasmania Consulting. (2009). Assessment of Groundwater Resources in the Western Davenport Plains Water Control District. Prepared for Department of Natural Resources, Environment The Arts and Sports. Jolly, P., Knapton, A., Read, R., Paul, R., & Wishcusen, W. (2005). Volume of groundwater in the Mereenie Aquifer System in the Roe Creek Pine Gap area. Unpublished: WRA05036. Kalf, F., & Woolley, D. (2005). Applicability and methodology of determining sustainable yield in groundwater systems. Hydrogeol. J., 13, 295-312. Kennewell, P., & Huleatt, M. (1980). Geology of the Wiso Basin, Northern Territory. Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics): BMR Bulletin 205. ISBN 0 642 05621 8. Kruse, P., & Munson, T. (2013). Chapter 32: Wiso Basin. In M. Ahmad, & T. Munson (Eds.), Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Geological Survey: Special Publication 5. Kruse, P., Dunster, J., & Munson, T. (2013). Chapter 28: Georgina Basin. In M. Ahmad, & T. Munson (Eds.), Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Geological Survey: Special Publication 5. NRETAS. (2011). Water Allocation Plan for the Western Davenport Water Control District 2011. Northern Territory Government: Alice Springs. WRA11009 ISBN 978-1-921519-59-8. O'Grady, A., Cook, P., Knapton, A., Duguid, A., & Fass, T. (2007). Report 2 Field Studies. In P. Howe (Ed.), A framework for assessing the environmental water requirements of groundwater dependent ecosystems (p. 114). Land and Water Australia: Adelaide. Questa Australia Pty Ltd. (1994). Petroleum Basin Study-Wiso Basin. Northern Territory Geological Survey. Rawls, W. J., Brakenstiek, D. L., & Saxton, K. E. (1982). "Estimation of soil water properties.". Transactions of the ASAE 25(5), (pp. 1316-1320). Richardson, S., R., E., Middlemis, H., Ross, J., Howe, P., Hillier, J., & Dyson, J. (2004). Guiding Principles for Sustainable Groundwater Management: Background Paper. IAH.