Hydrology and suspended sediment of the Gulungul Creek catchment, Northern Territory: 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 wet season monitoring

2005

Internal Report 510
Moliere DR, Saynor MJ, Evans KG & Smith BL
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

Gulungul Creek is a small left bank tributary of Magela Creek. The Gulungul Creek catchment contains part of the Energy Resources of Australia Ranger Mine tailings dam and will receive sediment generated as a result of the removal and rehabilitation of the tailings area. It is important that the hydrology and sediment transport characteristics in the Gulungul Creek catchment are investigated before rehabilitation at the mine site occurs. Continuous rainfall, runoff and mud concentration data collected at gauging stations on Gulungul Creek during 2003-04 and 2004-05 are presented in this report. Due to the brevity of the current record period, it is recommended that several more years of data collection should occur at each station to establish the long-term runoff and mud transport characteristics of the stream.