Groundwater flow model for the Lucky-Last spring group

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Dafny, Elad. 2013. Groundwater flow model for the Lucky-Last spring group. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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Groundwater flow model for the Lucky-Last spring group

Report TypeTechnical report
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AuthorDafny, Elad
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages24
Year2013
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Abstract

Three springs clusters are located approximately 20km north-east of Injune, in the north-eastern margin of the Surat Basin (Fig. 1). These are:
• The 'Lucky Last Springs' cluster (#230) with vents 287 and 340;
• The 'Springrock Creek' cluster (#561) with vent 285;
• The 'Abyss Springs' cluster (#592) with vents 285a, 285b and 286.
The geological setting in the realm of these springs is complex, including a number of faults (marked in black in Figure 1) which may act as a preferential flow conduits and/or hydrogeological barrier to groundwater.
This report summarizes an innovative modelling effort which aims to enhance the hydrogeological understanding of this area, with an emphasis on the springs flow mechanisms. The model was developed using FEFLOW platform due to its advance capabilities for (1) allows an unstructured grid, which increased flexibility around key areas of interest and larger cell sizes away for focus areas, (2) allows multi-level water tables, i.e., two or more phreatic aquifers, and (3) surface-subsurface interconnection.

Keywordshydrogeology; groundwater model; Surat basin; Great Artesian Basin
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401199. Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
370799. Hydrology not elsewhere classified
401902. Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering
401208. Geophysical and environmental fluid flows
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Material from this publication is subject to copyright and
may not be used, in whole or part, unless formal acknowledgement to the research institution is made.

Byline AffiliationsNational Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
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