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Alice Springs town basin, review 2003



Alice Springs town basin, review 2003


Read, R. E.


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




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Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

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Alice Springs


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38 ). Details are shown in Table 17 . Two of the bores have very high salinity, the others apparently being freshened by recharge from the creek. The shallow very saline groundwater must extend under the developed area. Clearly there is a potential for rising saline water tables to cause problems, particularly in response to heavy watering. As in Gillen any developments in this area should be designed so as to minimise additional recharge so as to avoid rising saline water tables. 379000 380000 381000 382000 383000 7377000 7378000 7379000 7380000 RN011951 RN011952 RN011953 RN011954 Figure 38 Bores in the Larapinta area Table 17 Bores in the Larapinta area RN Depth m SWL m (1978) TDS mg/L Geology RN011951 15.0 4.60 29000 0-8 alluvium 8-15 weathered metamorphics RN011952 7.2 3.50 15500 0-6 alluvium 6-7.2 weathered metamorphics RN011953 7.8 5.00 3550 0-5.5 alluvium 5.5-7.8 weathered metamorphics RN011954 7.3 ? 1410 0-6 alluvial silt 6-7.3 weathered metamorphics 61

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