The Carmichael mine will impact local rivers in a number of ways. The loss of groundwater from the mine will lead to a loss of river flow in the Carmichael River, because it will reduce the water that joins the river from underground.
The Queensland government is permitting the Adani mine to discharge significant volumes of mine affected wastewater into the Carmichael River.
In addition, Adani has been given a licence to harvest up to 12,500 million litres each year from the Suttor River. Adani are required to pay for water take under this licence. The community at large was not given any opportunity to object to the grant of that licence.
 Independent Expert Scientific Committee Advice on the Carmichael Coal Project
 GHD 2012. Adani Mining Pty Ltd: Carmichael Coal Mine Preliminary Water Balance. P49.
 Water Licence 617268 issued to Adani Infrastructure Pty Ltd by DNRM on the 29/3/2017
 Adani is required to pay the Queensland Government $20M before it can take water from the Suttor River