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Title: Groundwater Resources of the Acacia Area
Author: Tickell, S. J. (Steven)
Northern Territory. Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. Natural Resources Division.
Publication location: Darwin (N.T.)
Publisher: Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment, Natural Resources Division
Publication date: 2000
Description / Abstract: Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
A groundwater investigation was undertaken in the Acacia area to determine the potential for horticulture. Twelve investigation holes were drilled, one was pump tested and geophysical traverses were carried out. A high yielding dolomite aquifer runs north to south and is almost a kilometre wide. Its sustainable yield has been assessed at 1450Ml/year. A management plan is proposed, which defines extraction rates for several zones within the aquifer area and includes buffer zones to protect areas of spring monsoon forest that occur at the aquifers natural discharge points. The dolomite aquifer only underlies a small portion of the vacant crown land proposed for development.The bulk of the area of vacant crown land is underlain by aquifers of low to moderate potential. The sustainable yield of these aquifers is assessed at 1.2ML/ha/year.
Physical Description: 14, [12], vi, [3] page : illustration and maps ; 30 cm.
Series: Report ; 4/2000
Language: English
Subject: Groundwater -- Northern Territory -- Acacia Region
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