Dynamic salt-fresh interface in an unconfined aquifer : Bribie Island groundwater study

Isaacs, L. T. (Lewis Thomas) Dynamic salt-fresh interface in an unconfined aquifer : Bribie Island groundwater study. St. Lucia: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1983.

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Author Isaacs, L. T. (Lewis Thomas)
Title Dynamic salt-fresh interface in an unconfined aquifer : Bribie Island groundwater study
Place of Publication St. Lucia
Publisher Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland
Publication year 1983
Sub-type Other
Series Research report (University of Queensland. Dept. of Civil Engineering) ; no.CE 45.
Language eng
Total number of pages 26
Year available 1983
Subjects 290800 Civil Engineering
Formatted Abstract/Summary

Synopsis

 

Potential dangers of serious saltwater intrusion exist for any unconfined, coastal aquifer from which significant volumes of water are extracted. Under quasi-steady conditions, the extent of saltwater intrusion can be estimated satisfactorily from regular field measurements of water table levels and the Ghyben-Herzberg approximation. 

 

If water table levels fall temporarily, e.g. during a drought, this approach yields an overestimate of the extent of saltwater intrusion and an improved method is needed if realistic estimates are to be made. Such conditions occurred in the Bribie Island aquifer in the summer of 1983. This report describes a subsequent study into the dynamic response of the salt-fresh interface for that aquifer. 

Keyword Groundwater -- Queensland -- Bribie Island
Aquifers -- Queensland -- Bribie Island
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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