La Grange interactive soil and groundwater map - Western Australia

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This interactive soil and groundwater map can be used by pastoralists, horticulturalists and traditional owners to explore soil types, estimated depth to groundwater, areas of freshwater, aquifer thickness and more in the La Grange Groundwater Sub-area of Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development produced this interactive soil and groundwater map for new and existing irrigators, to identify optimal locations for irrigation and other aquifer use, and support licence applications.

What you will find on this interactive map

The interactive map shows:

  • best areas for irrigation – which are areas of capable soils that have the lowest cost to access groundwater for irrigation
  • soil types
  • depth from the ground surface to the watertable
  • fresh water aquifer thickness
  • areas where there is no groundwater
  • locations known to have underlying salty water
  • Native Title determinations
  • registered Aboriginal heritage places (provided by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs)
  • groundwater management zones (Department of Water and Environmental Regulation)
  • location boundaries.

Information in this map

Most of the information used to produce this map was collected or collated by our department as part of the La Grange project (2012–16).

You can switch on other layers to display the Mandora management zone, Native Title areas, and areas where the Broome Sandstone aquifer is dry or is underlain by salty groundwater.

All information was correct as of October 2016. We recommend that you check for updates with the relevant departments before making decisions based on this map.

Using this map

Pan and zoom to an area of interest then click the mouse (or tap your finger on a touch device) to reveal the relevant details. The layers button on the top left of the map screen opens additional datasets. Displayed aquifer and soil parameters are modelled, and are based on field data.

  • Areas where it is likely that the Broome Sandstone aquifer is under artesian pressure are represented by negative depth to groundwater values: that is, water in these areas will naturally discharge above ground level.
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The interactive map

Contact information

Nicholas Wright
+61 (0)8 9368 3639
Richard George
+61 (0)8 9780 6296
Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 - 2:43pm