Christmas Island Water Resources – Zone of high brackish-saline water infiltration

Water resources data for Christmas Island were assembled as part of ongoing groundwater investigations and monitoring undertaken on Christmas Island during the period from October 1996 to June 1999.

The shapefile ‘h_brackish_saline.shp’ contains polygon data indicating the approximate area where collection or monitoring will most likely provide brackish or saline water due to saltwater intrusion.

Accuracy: The estimated extent of the boundary is based on information from salinity monitoring boreholes and some estimation based on knowledge of freshwater aquifer behavior near the edges of the island. The boundaries are somewhat subjective and are in fact not fixed, as they will move according to wet and dry periods. Hence it is difficult to generate an accuracy estimate. It could be said that the high brackish or saline boundary would normally be within 30m of the boundary shown, but this could be greater during very dry or very wet periods.

Layers were supplied as ESRI shapefiles in CIG85 projection. In September 2003, Geoscience Australia projected these shapefiles into the MGA (GDA94) projection using an XY (X=550015, Y=8780001) shift.


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Author ECOWISE (Reprojected by GEOSCIENCE)
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Theme Natural Resources
Geospatial Theme Water
Published on 2018-06-26
Data last updated on 2018-06-26
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