Southern Basins Prescribed Wells Area groundwater monitoring status report 2002


Lincoln on Eyre Peninsula. It covers an area of ~70 km2 and comprises all or parts of the Hundreds of Lincoln, Wanilla, Lake Wangary, Uley, Sleaford and Flinders. The boundaries of the area are presented on Figure 1. In general water resources are limited in occurrence throughout the Eyre Peninsula. In the Southern Basins there is very little available surface water with one permanent and two ephemeral saline lakes, and two brackish lakes that feed ephemeral watercourses. However, there are moderately good supplies of groundwater resources, which provide a large part of the reticulated water supply for the Eyre Peninsula. The area is generally characterised by undulating topographic relief typical of an ancient dunal system with dramatic coastal cliffs and large internal drainage catchments. Ground level elevations range from 140 m coastal cliffs to inland depressions reaching near sea level to bedrock highs exceeding 200 m. The area incorporates the Kellidie Bay and Sleaford Mere Conservation Parks and parts of the Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks, which are managed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. Pursuant to this Act, park management plans have been prepared for the Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks and Kellidie Bay Conservation Park ...
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