Assessing surface water - Groundwater connectivity using hydraulic and hydrochemical approaches in fractured rock catchments, South Australia

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    Abstract

    In Australia, native vegetation clearance has had considerable impacts on surface water and groundwater salinities. The impact on surface water-groundwater connectivity is less understood. Ahydraulic, hydrochemical, and tracer-based study was conducted at two contrasting fractured rock catchments in South Australia. Results indicate that connectivity was variable across each of the catchments. The influence of the fractured rock aquifer was minimal in the pristine, uncleared Rocky River catchment, whereas in the cleared, mixed land-use Cox Creek catchment, the fractured rock aquifer played a more significant role. The results emphasise the need to understand the importance that the impacts of land-use change (particularly vegetation clearance) can have on surface water-groundwater connectivity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWater-Rock Interaction - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-13
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
    PublisherCRC Press
    Pages241-244
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781439862995
    ISBN (Print)9780415604260
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-13 - Guanajuato, Mexico
    Duration: 16 Aug 201020 Aug 2010

    Publication series

    NameWater-Rock Interaction - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-13

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-13
    CountryMexico
    CityGuanajuato
    Period16/08/1020/08/10

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    Banks, E. W., Love, A. J., Simmons, C. T., & Shand, P. (2010). Assessing surface water - Groundwater connectivity using hydraulic and hydrochemical approaches in fractured rock catchments, South Australia. In Water-Rock Interaction - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-13 (pp. 241-244). (Water-Rock Interaction - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-13). CRC Press.