Artificial Recharge in Queensland, Australia

by C. P. Hazel, Water Resources Div,
J. R. Hillier, Water Resources Div,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water


Because of the climatic conditions storages are required to utilize surface water and ground water is used extensively throughout the State. The Great Artesian Basin underlies much of the State but most of the ground water used for irrigation, industrial and urban supplies is drawn from shallow alluvial aquifers. These shallow aquifers are subject to large water level fluctuations and ground water augmentation is required in many areas. Artificial recharge has been successfully implemented in many areas of the State and investigations have indicated that it would be unsuccessful in others. The paper deals with artificial recharge schemes in three areas of the State where it has been successful.

Subject Headings: Artificial recharge | Water resources | Groundwater management | Water quality | Climates | Water storage | Surface water | Groundwater supply | Australia | Queensland

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