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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986



Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986


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


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







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Northern Territory Government

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Alice Springs


Report no. 33/1986

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 6 Mr. Mitchell The recreation lake as a flood control measure. Mr. Paige In fact the lake takes in the 1-100 and takes it down to 1-20. I guess the other thing to decide is do you want to put into the publication, just the basic series of maps and instructions, or whether you want to go into the whole flooding issue? Supt. Ilett That 1S the sort of thing that would shake them into the panic stations, if you were to put it out in that form and is there a possible way of going around it that does not come out in that form. Mr. Paige I don't believe the media will put across some of the concepts because I think the best way is public meetings and talks and discussions. Supt. Ilett To get people along to public meetings is pretty hard at times, we need to get people interested. Mr. Paige Any other things that people should be considering at this stage of the flood? Mr. Mitchell What about your power on other services? In the 1983 flood it was made so much worse by the lack of electricity. I am suggesting that during that period, somebody would want to be thinking about what happens when the generator goes under water? Mr. Paige We are not worrying about the power stations so much. I would be including the essential services position for a start, to think whether you need service crews on the other side of the river. Mr. Mitchell It depends on how good your data is at that time. Mr. Paige One of our main concerns is calling everybody out in the middle of the night. Mr. Black Is there any value to be served in people constructing sand bag levees?