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Alice Springs town basin, review 2003

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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

LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 Town Basin and surrounds ..............................................................................2 Figure 2 Contours of bedrock in m AHD, after Quinlan and Woolley (1969) ..............4 Figure 3 Hydrographic stations around Alice Springs...................................................5 Figure 4 Comparison of annual flows at Heavitree and Wigley with Anzac, using data in HYDSYS from 1972 to 2001.............................................................................7 Figure 5 Log-probability of time between flows at Anzac. Data extracted from HYDSYS from 1973 to 2002.................................................................................8 Figure 6 Water Level Monitoring Bores......................................................................17 Figure 7 Hydrograph of RN 5825................................................................................18 Figure 8 Population of Alice Springs, after Forbes (1962), SKM (2003) ...................19 Figure 9 Pumping from the Town Basin......................................................................19 Figure 10 Water level below surface in m, 23/10/64...................................................20 Figure 11 Water level below surface in m, 2/07/75.....................................................21 Figure 12 TDS, based on values for 1952 to 1960 ......................................................22 Figure 13 TDS for 1961 to 1965..................................................................................23 Figure 14 TDS for 1966 to 1974..................................................................................24 Figure 15 TDS 1975 to 1983 .......................................................................................25 Figure 16 TDS 1984 to 2000 .......................................................................................26 Figure 17 Durov plot for the Town Basin....................................................................27 Figure 18 Fluoride distribution, using last available analysis for each bore ...............28 Figure 19 Fluoride versus calcium, Town Area...........................................................29 Figure 20 Nitrate in the town area. ..............................................................................30 Figure 21 Potassium versus Sodium............................................................................31 Figure 22 Hydrocarbon storages and plumes...............................................................32 Figure 23 Nitrate versus Chloride................................................................................33 Figure 24 Oxygen 18 Deuterium plot, from Berry(1992)............................................34 Figure 25 Salinity trends in production bores..............................................................36 Figure 26 Zones in Town Basin...................................................................................38 Figure 27 Chloride in groundwater at Heavitree Gap..................................................43 Figure 28 Bores in Heavitree Gap ...............................................................................44 Figure 29 Extractable stored volume in the Southern Zone against TDS....................46 Figure 30 Location of Production bores (See Tables 7 & 8 for bore names) ..............47 Figure 31 Water level decline versus draft, 1953 to 1961, after Forbes (1962) ..........53 Figure 32 Relation between salt storage and stored volume........................................55 Figure 33 Relation between stored volume and mean TDS in basin sediments ..........56 Figure 34 Salinity trends in the Heavitree Gap Area...................................................58 Figure 35 Locations for Figure 34 ...............................................................................58 Figure 36 Heavitree Gap Area .....................................................................................59 Figure 37 Gillen Zone, hydrographs and salinity trends..............................................60 Figure 38 Bores in the Larapinta area..........................................................................61 Figure 39 Recommended additional monitoring bores................................................63 vi


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