Sinkholes of the Katherine Region

This study includes the first comprehensive description of sinkholes and their characteristics in the Katherine region where karst topography is a predominant component of the surface or nearsurface geology. The study area covers approximately 962km2 around the township of Katherine where 283 sinkhole locations were defined between 1999 and 2002. The primary objective of the study was to provide basic information and data aimed at enhancing the understanding of karst topography as it relates to the potential for sinkhole collapses in the Katherine Region. This information is extremely important for planning processes and is essential to agencies responsible for planning, zoning, design, and construction in areas underlain by the Tindall Limestone.

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Last Updated 23 June 2021
Published 13 November 2018