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Investigation of Alice Springs Water Supply



Investigation of Alice Springs Water Supply


Corbett, C. C.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; no. 10/1964




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Northern Territory Administration

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Alice Springs


Report ; no. 10/1964

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Technical Report WRA64010 Viewed at 06:02:51 on 18/02/2010 Page 11 of 13. 2. Recommended 3. Reconnended Recommended 5. Recommended 6. Recommended 7. 10. Town is cO~ffienced, and these investigations be further extendec to determine the extent, capacity, yield &~d sou~ces o~ recharge o these beds. '1hat experim.ents be undertaken "iT.i.th a Vie~i1j to ili.1proving the intake capaci ty of' the ~o)JT1 ... Basin. ( a) That streamga~ging be continued fu~d extended to include catchffie~ts other tha....'1. Todd P..iver. (0) That sedim.ent and bed load sampling proceed as proposed. Immediate constructior- or a minor storage at Wigley Gorge and its operation to regulate rlow in Todd River, T~thin limits imposed by the intake rate of the Town Basin Conatr~ct~o~ at as early date as possible or a further storage at Junction Gorge to be operated similarly to that at Wigley Girge. This con.st~J.ction to vroceed. in stages as suggested. Iwmediate construction or at least one additional productio::! bo~e i!l Outer ?arm Basin ai"1.d co-ordination or pumping :"rom the To"7ffi 3asin, af'ter its recharge., and the 1-.f.:ereenie sandstone 01' Outer Farm nasin to ~ake the maximw~ economic use 01 both sources o~ sUPFly. Diversion of oart of the flow o 16 :idle Greek- ir,to Todd River, B...'1d investigations or sL~lar sources of: paten ti al diversions.

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