Territory Stories

Alice Springs town basin, review 2003

Details:

Title

Alice Springs town basin, review 2003

Creator

Read, R. E.

Collection

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

Date

2003-12-01

Description

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

Notes

Date:2003-12

Language

English

Publisher name

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

Report ; no. 42/2003

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229443

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672980

Page content

5.9 Discharge across the basin ...........................................................................44 5.9.1 Flow out of Northern Zone ..................................................................44 5.10 Evapotranspiration .......................................................................................44 5.11 Volume of water in storage..........................................................................45 5.11.1 Extractable volumes by quality and zone ............................................45 6 Water Extraction ..................................................................................................46 6.1.1 Agricultural use....................................................................................50 6.1.2 Public use .............................................................................................50 6.1.3 Current usage .......................................................................................51 6.2 Bores & wells...............................................................................................51 6.2.1 Bore hydraulics ....................................................................................51 6.2.2 Design and construction of production bores ......................................51 6.2.3 Efficiency of existing production bores ...............................................52 6.2.4 Optimum siting of production bores ....................................................52 6.3 Sustainability (safe yield) ............................................................................52 6.3.1 Previous work ......................................................................................52 6.3.2 Current estimates ( good, fair, poor & saline chemical quality) ..........54 6.3.3 Current licensed extraction ..................................................................54 6.4 Water Quality Pollution (Salinisation).........................................................54 6.4.1 Northern Zone......................................................................................56 6.4.2 Braitling ...............................................................................................56 6.4.3 Golf Course..........................................................................................57 6.4.4 Heavitree Gap Area..............................................................................57 6.4.5 Gillen Zone ..........................................................................................60 6.4.6 Larapinta Zone .....................................................................................60 7 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT ..............................................62 7.1 Data Management ........................................................................................62 7.2 Data Acquisition ..........................................................................................62 7.2.1 Salt Balance .........................................................................................62 7.2.2 Sampling for pollutants, insecticides ...................................................62 7.2.3 Water level monitoring ........................................................................62 7.3 Management.................................................................................................64 7.3.1 Northern Zone......................................................................................64 7.3.2 Southern Zone......................................................................................64 7.3.3 General .................................................................................................64 7.4 Licenses........................................................................................................64 7.5 Modelling.....................................................................................................65 7.6 Bore Construction ........................................................................................65 7.7 Salinisation...................................................................................................65 8 REFERENCES ....................................................................................................66 iv


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