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End of Wet Season Stream Flow Measurements, Roper River, May 2014



End of Wet Season Stream Flow Measurements, Roper River, May 2014


Kerle, Errol; Waugh, Peter; Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Aug-14




Roper River


Early dry season snapshot measurements were taken on the Roper River to establish water quality and quantity conditions at commencement of baseflow conditions. The snapshot measurements are used to: 1. Refine and calibrate the hydrological model used to assess resource availability and allocations. 2. Better define aquifer recharge/discharge zones along the river, and 3. Provide a dataset of comparable flow and water quality measurements at identical periods in the annual water cycle.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

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Summary -- Aim -- Introduction -- Observations -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Recommendations -- References




End of Wet Season Stream Flow Measurement

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Northern Territory Government

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24 pages : illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

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1743500637; 9781743500637


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Northern Territory Government



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22 Appendix C Flow Measurements The descriptions of Site Influence indicators are documented in Appendix A. Site Number Site Name River System Flow m 3 /s Date Gauging Instrument Site Influences Rating Deviation% Comment G9030022 Roper River WAP Site 17 Roper 6.19 27/05/2014 StreamPro N/A Good even section, uniform velocity, repeatable transects. G9030023 Roper River WAP Site 18 Roper 7.91 27/05/2014 StreamPro N/A Good even section, uniform velocity, repeatable transects. G9030175 Roper River at Thermal Springs Roper N/A G9030176 Roper River at DS Mataranka Homestead Roper 3.21 26/05/2014 StreamPro 13.71% Good repeatable transects. Good gauging. G9030250 Roper River at Red Rock Roper 4.83 28/05/2014 StreamPro WG 15.61% Weedy section, measurement quality downgraded to satisfactory. G9035085 Little Roper at Mataranka Homestead Crossing Roper 1.824 28/05/2014 StreamPro N/A G9035122 Roper River at Judes Crossing Roper 5.01 28/05/2014 StreamPro N/A Good repeatable transects, good section, inform velocity, good gauging. G9035200 Elsey Ck at Roper Highway Roper 0.960 27/05/2014 N/A G9035294 Roper River D/S Elsey Homestead Roper 6.125 27/05/2014 StreamPro N/A G9035085 Little Roper at Mataranka Homestead Xing Roper 1.824 28/05/2014 StreamPro N/A G9035399 Salt Creek at Roper Highway Roper 0.006 27/05/2014 Visual N/A Approximate flow only.

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