Territory Stories

Alice Springs town basin, review 2003



Alice Springs town basin, review 2003


Read, R. E.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; no. 42/2003




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).





Publisher name

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

Place of publication

Alice Springs


Report ; no. 42/2003

File type


Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

4 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2000 3000 4000 5000 TD S in m g/ L 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 W at er le ve l b el ow g ro un d le ve l, m RN 4957 Figure H- 4 RN 4957, water level and TDS 2 Inflow to the basin Figure H-5 was an attempt to examine changes in inflow to the basin over time using the difference in head between the northernmost two bores. The graph shows wide variation over the years, and is negative for a significant portion of the time. Clearly in the 1960s RN 5801 was affected by pumping from RN 2680 and RN 2643, and more recenly by pumping from RN 15904. The hydraulic gradient cannot be used to quantify inflow to the Town Basin. Figure H-6 shows the difference between RN 5802 and RN 5803. Predictably the gradient is steepest immediately after river flows. The gradient has been negative at times showing that RN 5802 has been affected by pumping

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.