Case Study for Freshwater Management - The Great Artesian Basin

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The Great Artesian Basin in Australia

The location and scale of the Great artesian basin:

·         From Cape York

·         Almost ¼ of Australia

·         When it rains water is collected in sandstone, and also from previous ice ages, water has been stored away in the rock

·         65,000 mega litres

The formation of the great artesian basin:

·         In Triassic age there was a natural dip in Australia which formed the Great Artesian Basin

·         When ocean levels rose and fell, water flooded that area

·         When the sea levels fell silt and gravel was deposited in that area

·         Formed permeable sandstone with


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