Artesian Basin

artesian basin

[är′tē·zhən ′bās·ən]
(hydrology)
A geologic structural feature or combination of such features in which water is confined under artesian pressure.

Artesian Basin

 

a basin of subterranean waters within the limits of one or several geological structures that enclose layers containing water under pressure. The largest artesian basins in the USSR are the West Siberian, Moscow, Baltic, Dnieper-Donets, and Caspian; abroad, the Australian artesian basin is among the largest.

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Hanson rails against foreign exploitation of Australian agriculture and mining resources, yet backs the controversial Adani mega-mine in the Galilee Basin, which is set to pollute farmland and towns, drain the Great Artesian Basin, and ratchet up global warming by fuelling dirty coal-fired power plants across the world.
Enough water to fill 32,000 Olympic swimming pools could be saved every year under a new plan for the Great Artesian Basin.
Their concerns include the release of toxins and carcinogens into the environment, including the Great Artesian Basin, the health risks to workers, the harm to communities caused by conflict and division over CSG proposals, the impact on farming and the long term risks to the health of future generations
Some good news: On the eastern, more populated, side of the Australia, the Great Artesian Basin remains fairly healthy.
Drains have been excavated since the early 1900s and are typically fed by artesian bores, or less commonly sub-artesian bores; in either case, the water invariably comes from aquifers within the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), which underlies much of the north-eastern quarter of Australia.
Always take plenty of water especially as some of the water in western parts of Queensland comes from the Great Artesian Basin and a lot of people find that water unpalatable.
The Great Artesian Basin is the only reliable source of freshwater across a massive swathe of inland Australia", says Jonathan La Nauze, ACF's healthy ecosystem's campaign manager.
The Discovery of Lake Eyre and the Great Artesian Basin
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) aquifers were sealed off with casing and cement in accordance with the well design to protect their integrity and prevent any connection between the aquifers and other activities in the well.
Because the expanded mine will need about five times the 42 million liters a day that it is accustomed to using, BHP Billiton plans to build a desalination plant so the company doesn't have to take more water from the Great Artesian Basin.
AgForce policy director Drew Wagner says the water was coming from the Walloon coal measures underground aquifer, part of the Great Artesian Basin.