Review of existing models


This section provides a review of existing surface water models in the Galilee subregion and discusses the suitability of existing models for use in the bioregional assessment (BA). There are purpose-oriented surface water models for the Burdekin river basin where all seven proposed coal mines are located. These models were developed by the Queensland Government and are primarily used to estimate water availability for domestic, agricultural and environmental usages. None of these models takes coal mine and coal seam gas (CSG) developments into account. A number of surface water models have been prepared by mining companies for surface water impact assessment required for the seven proposed coal mines that are selected for this BA. As of November 2015, a surface water model exists for six out of the seven proposed mines. However, there are no existing surface water models that are suitable to use for the Galilee subregion.

Last updated:
6 December 2018