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Water Resources of the Victoria River District



Water Resources of the Victoria River District


Tickell, S. J. (Steven); Rajaratnam, L. R. (Lakshman)

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Northern Territory. Department of Lands, Planning and Enviroment. Water Resources Division


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 11/1998




Victoria River Region


The aim of this study is to map, describe and evaluate the region's water resources. The project was started in 1993 at the request of the Victoria River District Conservation Association (YRDCA) and it was funded jointly by Landcare, the NT Government and the purpose is to provide pastoralists and communities with water resource information that will assist with property planning. VRDCA.




Groundwater -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River; Water-supply -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River; Water resources development -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River

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Northern Territory Government

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Report no. 11/1998


33 pages : illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government


https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672982 [Water Resources Survey of the Western Victoria River District - Water Resources of the Victoria River District_WRD98011.pdf]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672981 [Water Resources Survey of the Western Victoria River District - Water Resources of the Victoria River District_WRD98011.pdf]

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Technical Report WRD98011 Viewed at 15:07:47 on 29/07/2010 Page 30 of 37. GLOSSARY OF TER\IS Airlift Yield: The rate at which water is extracted from a bore with compressed air as drilling takes place. Alluvial: Fonned by the action of rivers Aquifer: A body of rock that is sufficiently penneable to conduct ground water 3.11d to jlc:ld economically significant quantities of water to bores and springs. Floodout: A strea,-n which issues from hilly country and fans out into numerous channels onto adjacent flaner ground Groundwater: Subsurface water contained in the saturated zone. Karstic: Related to solution features in limestone or dolomite. Lake evaporation: The amount of water lost by evaporation from a free standing body of water. commonly measured in millimetres. Latcrite: A residual materill! for.nd through ll-je prolonged weathering of rocks. probably under WJ.m1 wet conditions. \ledian: The value of the middle item in a set of data arranged in mnk order. Pan evaporation: A meteorological term for evaporation as measured with a Class ."'. Australian enporation pan. commonly measured in millimetres. Recharge: Addition of surface water to the saturated zone to become groundwatcr. Spill tail channel: A channel built downstream of the spillway to direct excess waler back into the creek. Standing water level: The level below ground surface. to which groundwaler rises in a bore. Topography: The shape and height of the landsurface 26