Territory Stories

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

Details:

Title

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

Creator

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

Collection

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

Date

2014-06-01

Location

Roper River

Description

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.

Notes

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

Table of contents

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

Language

English

Subject

End of Wet Season Stream Flow Measurement

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Aug-14

Format

24 pages : illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

1743500637; 9781743500637

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/260106

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/492338

Page content

6 G9035085 Little Roper River at Homestead Road Bridge Located on the Little Roper River approximately 4km downstream of Bitter Springs, and 3.9km upstream of the confluence with the Waterhouse River, where the Roper River commences. Dry season flow is entirely comprised of groundwater discharge from the Tindall aquifer, predominantly Bitter Springs. G9030175 Mataranka Homestead at Hot Springs Located at the Mataranka Hot Springs immediately upstream of the Waterhouse River confluence. The thermal springs discharge a relatively constant rate from the aquifer year round and are a significant point source contributor to overall flows in the Roper River. G9035316 Waterhouse River Upstream of Thermal Springs Located on the Waterhouse River approximately 1km upstream from the Thermal Springs. G9030176 Roper River Downstream of Mataranka Homestead Located approximately 9km downstream from the Mataranka Homestead. G9030176 is part of the broader NT Hydrographic Network collecting real time stream level and flow data since 1961. This site is rated with continuous stream level and flow data collected. G9030399 Salt Creek at Roper Highway Salt Creek is a minor tributary draining a localised area of groundwater fed wetland, along John Hauser Drive. G9035200 Elsey Creek at Roper Highway Elsey Creek is the major tributary that receives significant groundwater discharge upstream of the Roper Hwy. G9030013 Roper River at Elsey Homestead Located 2km downstream of the community of Jilkminggan incorporating flows from Salt Creek and Elsey Creek. G9030022 Roper River at WAP site 17 Located upstream of Red Lily Lagoon immediately prior to the end of the Eastern edge of the Tindall Limestone aquifer. G9030023 Roper River at WAP site 18 Located upstream of Red Lily Lagoon but downstream of the Eastern edge of the Tindall Limestone aquifer; identified as the location of maximum baseflow on the Roper River. G9035122 Roper River at Judes Crossing Located approximately 93km downstream of site G9030023. G9030250 Roper River at Red Rock Located approximately 170km downstream of site G9030023, it is part of the broader NT Hydrographic Network collecting real time stream level and flow data since 1961. This site is rated with continuous stream level and flow data collected.


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