Alice Springs Flood Investigation and Floodplian Mapping Study
WRM Water & Environment Pty Ltd; Northern Territory. Department of Lands, Planning & the Environment
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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; WRM Water & Environment (WRM) was commissioned by the Department of Lands & Planning (DLP) to undertake a flood study of the Todd River in the Alice Springs area. The aim of the study is to develop a 2 dimensional flood model, which allows flood flow in a complex flood plain to be modelled, to determine the extent and severity of riverine flooding in the town of Alice Springs and the Alice Springs rural area south of Heavitree Gap. The purpose of the study is to produce floodplain maps of the Alice Springs and its rural area for land use planning and counter – disaster purposes. This study is an extension of the Alice Springs Farms Area Floodplain Mapping Study (WRM, 2006), undertaken by WRM on behalf of the Department of Planning & Infrastructure in 2006 in order to develop detailed Todd River floodplain maps for the rural area south of Alice Springs.
1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. CATCHMENT DESCRIPTION -- 3. AVAILABLE DATA -- 4. CALIBRATION AND AND VERIFICATION EVENTS -- 5. HYDROLOGIC MODEL CALIBRATION AND VERIFICATION -- 6. HYDRAULIC MODEL DEVELOPMENTLOPMENT -- 7. HYDRAULIC MODEL CALIBRATION -- 8. FLOOD FREQUENCY ANALYSIS -- 9. DESIGN EVENT HYDROLOY -- 10. DESIGN FLOOD LEVELS AND EXTENTS -- 11. CONCLUSION -- 12. REFERENCES
Flood control -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Flood damage prevention -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Floodplain management -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Alice Springs Flood Investigation; Floodplain Mapping
WRM Water & Environment Pty Ltd
vii, 95 pages : colour maps ; 30 cm.
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0269-02-C1 12 October 2015 25 Figure 4.6 Recorded Water Levels during April 2000 Flood Event 4.3 VERIFICATION EVENT DATA Table 4.2 and Table 4.3 provide details of rainfall and stream gauge data available for the 11 model verification events listed in Table 4.1. The following is of note: Overall there is a good coverage of rainfall and stream gauge stations with available data for use in model verification; The January 2008 and January 2001 flood events have the most historical rainfall and stream gauge data available for use in model verification; The three 2010 flood events have the least data available, however the data coverage is still considered acceptable for model verification purposes; The available rainfall and stream gauging data is generally considered to be reliable. Errors were found in the event data from three rain gauges and four stream gauges; and Only stream gauge data from Todd River at Wigley Gorge, Charles River at Big Dipper, Todd River at Anzac Oval, Todd River at Heavitree Gap and Emily Creek Upstream Undoolya Road data were used in the verification of the hydrologic model because of the unavailability of suitable rating curves for the remaining stations. The Todd River at Amoonguna station was used in the verification of the hydraulic model.
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