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Wilford, G.E., 1988. Murray Basin Hydrogeological Project : progress report 18 for the half year ending 30 September 1987. Record  1988/024. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

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This project is a long-term study which is being undertaken jointly by South Australian, Victorian and New South Wales geological surveys and water authorities and by the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics. It is coordinated by a Steering Committee comprising members of those organisations. The Murray Basin is a geological structure with an areal extent of some 300 000 km2. In each of the three States, the basin sediments contain very large groundwater reserves. Where the groundwater has a low salinity it is increasingly being used for irrigation and town water supply purposes. In much of the basin, the water is suitable only for stock use and is extensively used for this purpose. In other parts of the basin, the groundwater is too saline for any use. There is a complex interaction between groundwater and surface water which may be beneficial, as in recharge areas in some parts of the basin, or harmful as in areas of saline groundwater discharge to rivers. In recent year, the states involved have stepped up the rate of assessment of the groundwater regime in the basin.
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