“Northern Cairns aquifer”

Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation Water management “Northern Cairns aquifer”

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    Thomas Harris

      Dear EWB Challenge Team,

      My group is currently undertaking background research for project 6.2, “Tools for Monitoring Groundwater”. In the ‘Background’ section of ‘Design Area 6 – Water Management’, it mentions the Northern Cairns aquifer (bore water). However, to this point, we have been unable to find any information on an aquifer of a similar name.

      As the locations and geological specifics of groundwater sources are necessary context for designing an appropriate monitoring tool, is there any guidance you can offer as to what groundwater sources Dawul Wuru may potentially gain ownership of? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks very much.

      Jean Aquinde

        Hi Thomas,

        To clarify, when we mentioned Northern Cairns aquifer, we’re referring to the location of the water bores and not specifically to the name of the aquifer site. We don’t have the information on exact number and specific areas of the water bores, but this resource might help you locate the privately registered bores between the Barron River and Palm Cove on the coast.

        In designing the groundwater monitoring tool, you may assume you’re performing a hydrogeological assessment on the existing water bores to establish the baseline data. The tool’s portability is essential if you’re measuring from one borehole to another.

        Also, in designing the groundwater monitoring tool, it might be good to have some background reading of the construction requirements for water bores in Australia.

        I hope this helps.


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