Goondoola Basin (Lake Bed)
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Goondoola Basin, located approximately 50 kilometres southeast of St George in the eastern Murray-Darling Basin, is an ancient lake bed. Goondoola Basin forms a semi-closed depression. Historical widespread clearing of Goondoola Basin associated with a history of cultivation and grazing has increased the recharge rate of the underlying unconfined aquifer. This has led to shallow water tables and the mobilisation of natural salt stored in the land. Acacia omalophylla vegetation located in Goondoola Basin may depend on the subsurface presence of shallow groundwater to meet some or all of their water requirements.
Last updated: 22 March 2013
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Goondoola Basin (Lake Bed), WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 18 May 2015, <http://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/aquatic-ecosystems-natural/groundwater-dependent/goondoola-basin/>.