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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 4 of 37. LIST OF FIGURES 3 4 5 (1 7 8 9 10 Locality map Rainfall and evaporation Regional geology of the Victoria River District Geological cross-section Bores. dams and springs Frequency and depth distribution of airlift yields Groundwater salinity Types of springs Types of dams and tanks Rainfall at Rosewood and Wave Hill 1910-1996 TABLES Average climatic figures PLATES I Turkey "Jest Dam and bore. Bur.da. Note they are fenced to , -' 6 7 8 keep the stock out. Andersons Bore. Canle Creek. a typical stock bore. KellI' Bore Spring. 0.1is1ake Creek. a fault controlled spring in limestone. Moonbool Spring. Kirkimbi. Buchannarl Springs. Riveren .. Camballin Springs. Br<ldshaw. 't'esmit Tank. Auvergne. an on-stream tank. Horseshoe Dam. Auvergne. an oft~slream excavated tank. q Cedar Lagoon Ta11.1.:. Auvergne. an oft~stream e:\cavated tank with above ground storage. 10 1 1 Burkes Dam. Bradshaw. a hillside storage. Police Hole Tank. Auvergne. a drainage line tarde 1 ~ Four Mile Dam. Auvergne. the embankment has been damaged around the inlet pipe by flood wcters. 13 Rill erosion of the embankment ofl\0.2 Dam. Auvergne. MAPS Water Resources \lap (accompanies report) 2 , j 4 5 8 10 14 17 19 'J'J , j 27 ,~ I 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31