South East Queensland
10.5 Leakage from off-channel water storage

Supporting information

This process occurs in the South East Queensland (SEQ) region, but the volume could not be quantified in a way that is complete, neutral and free from material error due to the lack of both data and a suitable quantification approach.

Off-channel water storages, such as farm dams, occur throughout the SEQ region. Further information on the total number and estimated storage volume can be found in line item 27.1 Off-channel water storages. The leakage from off-channel water storages can not be quantified, but the magnitude of this flow would be less than line item 10.4 Recharge from surface water to groundwater  and line item 10.3 Recharge from landscape.

This flow is not a significant proportion of the groundwater store inflows and would not be considered material to the water balance for the groundwater store. Further information about the groundwater store may be found in the Groundwater note.