Airborne electromagnetic surveys to be carried out in the Shire of Murray, the City of Rockingham and Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Airborne electromagnetic surveys to be carried out in the Shire of Murray, the City of Rockingham and Serpentine-Jarrahdale

AIRBORNE electromagnetic surveys will be carried out in the Shire of Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and the City of Rockingham in the Keralup district in the second half of January.
The surveys will be conducted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for a better understanding of the regional groundwater system.
The surveys will be completed using a helicopter that carries a large frame suspended beneath it. The frame emits a weak electromagnetic signal to measure changes in ground conductivity which gives an indication of the groundwater salinity. The frame will hang below the helicopter, and will be 30m to 40m metres above the ground.
The electrical signal generated by the frame is very low level, and is not harmful to humans or animals.
The helicopter will not fly over any buildings and will maintain a safe distance of at least 120m from any buildings in the area.
For more information view the flyer or contact the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s project manager on 0423 624 538.

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