Hydrogeological Features of the Lockyer Valley

Cox, Malcolm & Raiber, Matthias (2013) Hydrogeological Features of the Lockyer Valley. In Wolf, Leif (Ed.) Implications of using purified recycled water as an adjunct to groundwater resources for irrigation in the Lockyer Valley [Urban Water Security Research Alliance Technical Report No. 103]. Urban Water Security Research Alliance Technical Report, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 13-27.

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Abstract

The Lockyer Valley is situated 80 km west of Brisbane and is bounded on the sou th and west by the Great Dividing Range. The valley is a major western sub - catchment of the larger Brisbane River drainage system and is drained by the Lockyer Creek. The Lockyer catchment forms approximately 20% of the total Brisbane River catchment and has an area of around 2900 km2. The Lockyer Creek is an ephemeral drainage system, and the stream and associated alluvium are the main source for irrigation water supply in the Lockyer Valley. The catchment is comprised of a number of well -defined, elongate tributaries in the south, and others in the north, which are more meandering in nature.

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ID Code: 59251
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Lockyer Valley, Sub-Catchment, Brisbane River, Ephemeral Drainage System
ISSN: 1836-5566
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2013 22:36
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 01:07

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