The South Galilee Coal Project (SGCP) is a proposed open-cut and underground coal mining operation located in the southern arm of the Burdekin Valley in central Queensland, and geologically within the Galilee Basin.
RPS (formerly Aquaterra) were engaged to provide assessment of available hydrogeological data to design and calibrate a multi-layered groundwater flow model for use in prediction simulations of mining impacts and the development of groundwater mitigation and management plans.
RPS completed an integrated groundwater and modelling investigation which addressed the groundwater-related Terms of Reference (ToR) issued by the Office of the Coordinator-General, notably providing detailed information on the following issues:
The prediction of potential impacts on the groundwater system due to the proposed mining and dewatering activities at the SGCP
The post-mining groundwater recovery