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Groundwater as a driver of salinity in the Wybong Creek catchment, New South Wales, Australia

Jasonsmith, Julia; MacDonald, Bennett; McPhail, Derry; Beavis, Sara; White, Ian; Biswas, Falguni; Norman, Marc

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Wybong Creek is a 90 km-long tributary of the Hunter River, in the upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia. Previous research showed Na +-Cl - dominated water from Wybong Creek decreases the quality of the Hunter River. This study aimed to identify the origin of solutes in the Wybong Creek catchment, in order to constrain salinity mitigation measures. Surface water was sampled at 10 sites along Wybong Creek. Groundwaters were sampled from most bores occurring in the Wybong Valley....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83209
Source: GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World

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