Monday, October 17, 2016

Australia: 46 Degree Celsius Geothermal Waters from 1000 Meter Wells Available for Development

Interest in new hot springs developments on Mornington Peninsula bubbles up (The Age)

Investigations of the aquifer that lies deep underneath the peninsula, part of the so-called Werribee Formation, have found that 4000 megalitres of hot water (equivalent to 4000 Olympic-size swimming pools) could be sustainably harvested each year, according to the water company responsible for local groundwater management, Southern Rural Water.

The hot water, or "geothermal water" underneath the peninsula lies at a depth of about 500-1000 metres and is about 46 degrees celsius when it gets to the surface, according to Southern Rural Water.

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