Assessment of impacts of CSG operations

Professor Chris Moran, Dr Sue Vink - University of Queensland

“Assessment of impacts of the proposed coal seam gas operations on surface and groundwater systems in the Murray-Darling Basin.”
Context and Scope:
This report was commissioned by Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on advice in a report by Geoscience Australia and Habermehl (2010) that the location and nature of current and proposed CSG activities in Queensland may trigger Section 255AA – Mitigation of unintended diversions – of the Commonwealth Water Act 2007. The scope of this study was to undertake a desktop study to determine the impacts of the proposed CSG operations on the connectivity of groundwater systems, surface water and groundwater flows and water quality in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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