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Galilee subregion groundwater usage estimates dataset v01

Abstract

The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from multiple source datasets. The source datasets are identified in the Lineage field in this metadata statement. The processes undertaken to produce this derived dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

Do not use or publish - some source data used to create this version of the Galilee subregion groundwater usage estimates cannot be used and/or published by the Bioregional Assessments team due to licencing permissions. The restricted source data is not saved within the BA repository and is therefore not linked in the lineage. This version of the dataset has been replaced with the version 2 dataset which has had the restricted source data removed: Galilee subregion groundwater usage estimates dataset v02 (GUID: 339532fb-2ba6-424a-87fb-70d35df12abf)

This dataset was created to provide an estimate of yearly groundwater use from active bores in the Galilee subregion.

Dataset History

The majority of bores in the Galilee subregion do not operate under a groundwater licensing arrangement. Thus, summarising groundwater licence allocations can underestimate the annual groundwater withdrawals from aquifer systems. A dataset for estimating yearly groundwater use from all bores, in ML/year, was compiled using the following steps:

  1. compile a list of all bores in the Galilee subregion using data available from the Queensland groundwater database

  2. for each bore, where data are available incorporate interpreted stratigraphic picks for screened intervals into the dataset

  3. for each bore, where data are available, incorporate the most recent standing water level and bore maximum discharge data into the dataset. Maximum discharge will need to be re-calculated from L/second to ML/year

  4. from the water licence dataset, incorporate the licensed water allocation volume, bore use and GMA information

  5. incorporate relevant Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative (GABSI) data into the dataset and ensure that information in GABSI dataset is accurately reflected by the bore facility status records

  6. investigate the bore facility status records. Bore facility status categories include: existing; abandoned but usable; abandoned and destroyed and proposed. Only those classed as 'existing' or 'abandoned but usable' were kept in the dataset. It is assumed that bores in other categories are not functional

  7. interrogate bore use records. Remove any bore from the dataset that is tagged as a monitoring bore. It is assumed that monitoring bores are not being used for any purpose other than groundwater monitoring

  8. insert two new blank columns, 'BA groundwater usage' and 'groundwater use source' in the dataset. The 'BA groundwater usage' column is where the estimate for annual groundwater usage is recorded for a bore in ML/year. The 'groundwater use source' column is where the decision on how yearly groundwater usage is assigned is recorded

  9. populate the 'BA groundwater usage' and 'groundwater use source' columns.

Queensland Government (Queensland Government, 2014, pers. comm.) provides some information on the estimation of annual water usage for groundwater bores in Queensland. Some steps to determining an estimate of groundwater usage for each bore are as follows:

  1. populate the BA groundwater usage column with water licence allocations that are greater than 0 ML/year. While the full allocation may not actually be used, this will provide a maximum allowable water allocation that could be pumped from a particular area. This has the potential to conserve the unused allocations when estimating groundwater usage for an area

  2. sub-artesian bores - Queensland Government (Queensland Government, 2014, pers. comm.) suggests 5 ML/year or bore maximum flow rate, whichever is least

  3. controlled Artesian Bore - Queensland Government (Queensland Government, 2014, pers. comm.) suggests 30 ML/year or the maximum flow rate, whichever is least

  4. uncontrolled Artesian Bore - Queensland Government (Queensland Government, 2014, pers. comm.) suggests use the flow rate in ML/year

  5. uncontrolled artesian bores missing flow rate and standing water level information - the average flow rate for all uncontrolled artesian bores located within the Galilee subregion was calculated from existing data. The average was then assigned as nominal value for uncontrolled artesian bores with no flow rate data. For Galilee subregion this equated to 124 ML/year.

Dataset Citation

Geoscience Australia (XXXX) Galilee subregion groundwater usage estimates dataset v01. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 07 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/068065ad-b7ac-4197-8837-2d362770017a.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Galilee subregion groundwater usage estimates dataset v01
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au), (c) State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines)
Data Status NONE
Update Frequency NONE
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/940fa294-891c-4ef3-a0f4-fca793f45684
Date Published 2018-12-06
Date Updated 2019-11-20
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program