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East Alligator district centre water supply assessment : Kakadu National Park



East Alligator district centre water supply assessment : Kakadu National Park

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D . Pidsley


Jamieson, M.; Pidsley, D.; Paiva, Jerome


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report ; 26/1991




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






Water-supply -- Northern Territory -- Kakadu National Park; Groundwater -- Northern Territory -- Kakadu National Park; Kakadu National Park (N.T.)

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Power and Water Authority

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Technical Report ; 26/1991


1 v. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

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Technical Report WRD91026 Viewed at 15:07:48 on 29/07/2010 Page 20 of 107. fish cleaning faci.lity and Merl 1 camping area by pass the 60 kilolitre tank. The Border Store and youth hostel are supplied by gravity from th.~ 60 kilolitre tank. It was reported that during the peak of the tourist season in 1988 there were occasions when RN 23450 ran dry and needed about 12 hours for the water level to recover before water could be pumped again. On another similar occasion it took 4 hours to recover the water level. There have been no such problems since then. It was also reported that sometime in October 1990 the bores were unable to maintain the demand and that the storage tanks did not fill. Investigations carried out on the distribution system revealed that this had been due to a severe leak from a burst main at the Merl 2 ablution block. The leak had been thereafter repaired and the problem rectified. 005MJ

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