Water at Baralaba
Water is a valuable, shared resource in our community and as such our philosophy is to use as little water as practical.
The Baralaba North Mine is located on the northern floodplain of the lower Dawson River. An anabranch of the Dawson River separates Baralaba North from Baralaba Central. The mine has a substantial water allocation from the Dawson River however, due to our significant capture process for mine runoff, Baralaba is able to reduce the amount of water it draws from the river.
As well as harvesting the majority of water from site, Baralaba has a comprehensive Water Management Plan (WMP) in place to examine and address issues relevant to the importation, generation, use, and management of water at the Baralaba North Mine in order to minimise the quantity of mine-affected water required to be released from site and prevent the uncontrolled release of mine affected water from the site.