State and trends of groundwater resources

Component
Summary
Grade
Very poor Poor Good Very good
Confidence
In Grade In Trend
Comparability
To previous years

Mostly average levels with stable to rising trends in upper aquifers. Limited information or no dominant condition for middle and lower aquifers

Year(s): 
2016
3
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Mostly below-average levels, with others mostly stable. Trends mostly declining

Year(s): 
2016
3
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Mostly average, with a moderate number of above average and below-average levels. Most bores have a rising trend.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Mostly above-average levels, with a large minority of average values. Trends mostly rising, with a large minority of stable values.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Little monitoring data available. Minimal groundwater exploitation.

Year(s): 
2016
4
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Low
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Few bores in limited areas. Average to above-average groundwater levels with mostly stable trends.

Year(s): 
2016
4
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Very limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Very limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

A significant density of bores, with mostly rising to stable levels, and trends above average to average

Year(s): 
2016
2
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

The limited data available indicate average levels and stable trends.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Low
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Good data coverage across upper, middle and lower aquifers, with an even distribution of levels and mostly stable trends

Year(s): 
2016
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Data coverage is mostly around the coast, with average and below-average levels and stable and declining trends.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Data are limited to the eastern portion of the division, showing average levels and stable trends.

Year(s): 
2016
3
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

A limited spatial distribution of bores, largely with average levels and a little over half with rising trends.

Year(s): 
2016
3
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Moderate numbers of bores and groundwater use. Insufficient data to support report.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Low
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argent RM (2016). Inland water: State and trends of groundwater resources . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary/inland-water/state-and-trends-groundwater-resources, DOI 10.4226/94/58b656cfc28d1