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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986

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Title

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986

Creator

Hamlyn-Harris, D.; Galton, R. P.; Charrington, Rowan; Freyling, Ron

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 33/1986

Date

1986-04-01

Notes

Date:1986-04

Language

English

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

Report no. 33/1986

File type

application/pdf

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/10070/229637

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672763

Page content

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Tangible Damages I Social 1 Intangible I disruption including' - inconvenience I Direct (Project 2033) i Indirect consequential losses including - costs of evacuation isolation ; - disruption - psycholQ9ical Column 1 and reinstatement - loss of trade - travel restrictions Column 2 OBJECTIVES disturbance 'anxiety,. traua&) - physical 111health Risk to lOBI of 'life * Ecological factor. Column 3 For flooding for Alice Springs Town and Farms Areas, due to flooding in the Todd and Charles Rivers assess (i) Indirect costs. (ii) Social and ecological impacts. GENERAL APPROACH The study requires the direct input of local groups and government organisations, and is thus best managed locally. The approach is to draw on information obtained froD! recent flooding events in Alice Springs, and from other similar communities. In particular, the March 1983 flooding in Alice Springs is ideal: (i) It was a moderate size flood event on a community with little or no flood awareness or warning. (ii) It has been information is stores. well documented, although contained in a number of the data (iii)It is reasonably recent and so can be recalled by many people still living in Alice Springs. The information thus compiled is to be summarised in a decision matrix to be used in 1986 when examining flood mitigation options.