Landowners in the district and beyond may have their groundwater bores and water sources run dry or be seriously compromised.
An independent water study, peer reviewed by the Water Research Lab at the University of New South Wales, estimates that the groundwater will be lowered by up to 150m over an area of 200 sq. km.
Hume Coal admits to a 90m drawdown over the mined area but acknowledge that water drawdown impacts extend 5km or more beyond the mine, an area of over 300 sq. km.
Our local drinking water and feeder streams could suffer from significant water loss affecting Medway Reservoir which supplies approximately 8,200 residents in Berrima, Bowral and Mittagong with their drinking water. Any mining in its vicinity could compromise the reservoir including the contamination of watercourses by coal particulates.
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