Application of geographic information systems to the assessment and management of mining impact: A project outline

1999

Internal Report 320
Boggs G, Devonport C & Evans K
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

A research project has been established to develop a GIS that interacts with sediment transport, hydrology and landform evolution modelling techniques for use in long term “local catchment management”. The Jabiluka minesite is situated in the Swift Creek catchment, which flows directly into the RAMSAR listed Magela Creek floodplain in the World Heritage Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. A field program has been established to collect data on discharge and sediment movement in the Swift Creek catchment through gauging of the main channel and several tributaries. Data collected on discharge and sediment movement will be used in the formation of erosion and hydrology oriented GIS database.