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Arafura swamp water resources study

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Title

Arafura swamp water resources study

Creator

Williams, D.; Chudleigh, I.; Jolly, P.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 45/2003

Date

2003

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2003

Language

English

Publisher name

Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report ; 45/2003

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229247

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/673198

Page content

3 FIGURE 8: THE ARAFURA SWAMP CATCHMENT. MAP SHOWS THE OLD GOVE ROAD CROSSING AND GAUGING STATIONS G8250002 AND G8250003. (MAP FROM EAST ARNHEM LAND WATER STUDY, ZAAR ET AL,1999). ...........................................................................................................10 FIGURE 9: ARAFURA SWAMP VEGETATION.............................................................................................12 FIGURE 10: THE ARAFURA SWAMP CATCHMENT AND MAJOR RIVERS ...................................................13 FIGURE 11: SATELLITE IMAGE TAKEN DURING THE WET SEASON SHOWING RIVERS AND CREEKS (DARK BLUE) INTO THE SWAMP.................................................................................................................14 FIGURE 12: RAINFALL DATA FOR R8230237 (LIVERPOOL RIVER) AND RUNOFF DATA FOR G8250002 (GOYDER RIVER) AND G8250003 (ARAFURA SWAMP) .................................................................15 FIGURE 13: INDICATES THE DRY SEASON FLOW IN THE GOYDER RIVER EACH YEAR. ..............................16 FIGURE 14: PREDICTED AND ACTUAL SPRING FLOWS AT GAUGING STATION G8250002 LOCATED ON THE GOYDER RIVER..............................................................................................................................16 FIGURE 15: ARAFURA SWAMP INFLOWS. THIS FIGURE SHOWS INFLOWS INTO THE SWAMP AND CHANNEL FORMATIONS WITHIN THE SWAMP..................................................................................................17 FIGURE 16: SATELLITE IMAGE OF THE GLYDE RIVER ESTUARY ..............................................................19 FIGURE 17: WET SEASON FLOODING OF THE COASTAL PLAIN..................................................................20 FIGURE 18: A SPRING FED FOREST...........................................................................................................20 FIGURE 19: DISTANCE FROM MOUTH OF GLYDE RIVER (CUMULATIVE DISTANCE IN METRES) VERSUS WIDTH (METRES) WHEN MAIN CHANNEL IS FULL OF WATER...........................................................21 FIGURE 20: DISTANCE FROM MOUTH OF GLYDE RIVER VERSUS CROSS SECTIONAL AREA OF MAIN CHANNEL .......................................................................................................................................21 FIGURE 21: DISTANCE (METRES) FROM MOUTH OF GLYDE RIVER VERSUS WIDTH-DEPTH RATIO. ...........22 FIGURE 22: MODELLED DRY SEASON TIDE HEIGHT AT G8250007 ...........................................................22 FIGURE 23: DRY SEASON TIDE VELOCITIES AT G8250007 ......................................................................23 FIGURE 24: MODELLED WET SEASON TIDE HEIGHT AT G8250007...........................................................23 FIGURE 25: WET SEASON TIDE VELOCITIES AT G8250007.......................................................................24 FIGURE 27: 1980 IMAGE OF THE ESTUARY..............................................................................................25 FIGURE 28: 2000 IMAGE OF ESTUARY.....................................................................................................25 TABLES TABLE 1: FLOW RATE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN WATER LEVELS FOR VARIOUS PERCENTAGES OF THE SWAMP...........................................................................................................................................18