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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

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,I" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 13. Mr. Paige summarised the Todd River Flow, as represented by the Hydrographs, in three phases. a. The Rising limb of the Hydrograph. (on the left hand side) b. The Peak of the Hydrograph. c. The Falling limb of the Hydrograph. (on the right hand side) 14. Mr. Palge brought members attention to the short warning time from zero flow (M3jsec) to peak flow (M3jsec) particularly in the case of the 1 in 100 year event which is the chosen flow for the Flood Study. 15. In reference to the three phases of the Todd River Flow, (para 13) Mr. paige posed the following questions for members to consider. a. what would the individual emergency service organisations, comprising the Counter Disaster Organisation, be doing during (a), (b) and (c) from paragraph 13. b. how would the individual emergency service organisations, comprising the Counter Disaster Organisation, be affected by multiple events? (as in the March 1983 flood where there were two peaks of flow 24 hours apart) 16. Discussion took place from the questions raised by Mr. Paige. (see Annex 2 for detailed minutes) Summarised Discussion of the Planning Committee 17. In summary, the Planning Committee agreed that during the period of increasing flow, the major considerations would be. Increasing Flow. (from para. 13(a) a. Accuracy of information on a continual update basis from the Flood Warning Team. b. Once the threat of a major event is iminent, the Region Counter Disaster Plan - Region 5 will be activated.