Report

Assessment of coastal groundwater and linkages with Ningaloo Reef – final report February 2010

Collins, L.B. and Stevens, A.

Record Number:
4251
Year:
2010
Pages:
77 pages
Publisher:
WAMSI Node 3 Project 3.10. Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI)
Place Published:
Perth
Abstract:
This report outlines the final report of WAMSI Project 3.10. The project was achieved in parallel with a number of other WAMSI projects which have independent outputs but will assist remote sensing in this study by providing information on the Ningaloo reef system, particularly with respect to biophysical variables, habitats and key ecological processes, seabed geomorphology, biodiversity and storm surge and tsunami impacts. These research topics are being addressed through interactive research in progress as part of WAMSI node 3. Little is known about the groundwater system and its connectivity with Ningaloo reef but there is sufficient information to indicate that groundwater discharge from the hinterland to the reef system is a significant process which probably has linkages to issues such as stygofauna habitat, water chemistry and biodiversity patterns within the reef lagoon. Groundwater influx is expected to be responsive to recharge and runoff events, tidal oscillations, seasonal variations and storm events. Groundwater discharge has been shown to be significant within the lagoon of the Great Barrier Reef, for example by delivering nutrients to the reef system, and analogies are to be expected with Ningaloo Reef due to the presence of a karst hinterland and distinctive palaeochannel systems encroaching into the reef lagoon. Project findings have been that spatial patterns do exist in the groundwater data for the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park and it is possible to predict areas where groundwater discharge is likely using a combination of fresh groundwater indicators such as well locations, karst, Ficus distribution and stream discharge. Predictive analysis has highlighted a number of ‘likely areas’ for groundwater discharge and will focus future groundtruth studies and area to be covered by these studies. A map of the groundwater system has also been composed based on the predictive analysis. Further, work has been undertaken on hyperspectral data analysis in the predicted areas to determine if a particular spectral signature exists for groundwater discharge in a marine setting and to further refine the study sites. It is unlikely that a ‘pure’ spectral signature exists for SGD, rather there is a combination of signals relating to the benthic cover at and around the discharge point which will be dependant on the nature of the groundwater and extent of the discharge. Table 1.1 summarises the findings of the predictive analysis for probable groundwater discharge areas identified by this study.
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