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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

7.5 Modelling A digital model of the basin is needed to allow better prediction of the effects of siting new bores, and manage extraction in varying climatic conditions. Such a model should incorporate salt transport to try to improve understanding and management of the salinity problems. 7.6 Bore Construction The method of constructing large diameter bores is successful, but bore performance is little better than properly screened 150 mm bores. In view of the high-cost of large diameter bores it is recommended that 150 mm screened bores, stabilised with gravel-packs and carefully developed should be used. 7.7 Salinisation The weathered metamorphic rocks around the fringe of the Town Basin contain highly saline water, usually at relatively shallow depth. Problems are already evident in Golf Course and some other parts of the town. Care should be taken with future subdivisions that recharge is not increased, and that over irrigation is avoided. 65


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