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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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I' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 MITCHELL: I think we should try and get things going, at least hear what it is all about, and then put it off. JORDAN: Because there is no way you could get information around to us unless we all came together. MITCHELL: We cannot plan the strategy at the moment because we don't know what the ground levels are. ILETT: Are there other matters that we should have mentioned? that we should be bringing up or following through? BLACK: Mr. Chairman, regarding issues, do we put it aside and especially mark it "action", in what way do you identify and what do you wish to have happen to this of consequence? have key positions on the agenda? or do you let it go till something emerges? WOOD: I will identify specific resolutions as this invitation or what action is to be taken, letter to be written etc. ILETT: Was there anything out of those minutes that anyone wants something done? are , ... e expecting any reply on something that we haven't given them? WOOD: Point 26, of previous minutes. Mr. Black was to report on the progress and relevance at the next meeting of the drought business. FREYLING: I have received a letter from Mr. Black and what we have done is taken in excess of 100 water samples across the Southern region. They are currently being analysed and once we get that data back, we will then analyse that with the results of when bores were originally drilled, as to when there has been a decrease in quality. We will also know what sort of draw downs have been in the region on the aquifers. We ''lill then put together a report and highlight areas where it is seen that there could be problems. That report we are aiming to have ready for the June meeting of the N.T. C.A.P. which is about the middle of June. We have had some restrictions put on us with staffing, and that looks like that might go out an extra month now, but as we stated to N.T. C.A.P. that things are not as distrastrous as originally thought from just the exercise of taking samples. But certainly we will be coming back with a report and highlighting areas where we do see problems. BLACK: Am I correct in saying that you indicated ~o me that it is far more likely rather of failure of water supply that the water would become very concentrated in terms of things disolved in it, and therefore not viable, it is a community source rather than actual running our of water in most cases?