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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 22 of 107. 2. Head lOSSE!S arising from bends and fittings in pipe were assumed to be 15% of the frictional head loss in the pipe. 3. A minimum residual head of 5 metres to be maintained at all distribution points. 4. The pump system used to pressurise water supply to the camping and day use areas during the tourist season and to the ranger housing area operates as per the pump system characteristic in Appendix 3. The pump system characteristic was derived from the characteristi,=s of the individual pumps, for operation as per operating instructions set out for the system (see Diagram 3). 2.3.2 Reticulation Capacity For the capacity of each section of reticulation, refElr to diagram 2 and Tabl,~ 2.3 below. TABLE 2.3: DISCHARGE CAPACITIES OF PIPES IN SYSTEM SECTION OF SYSTEM (Refer Diagram 2) DCB BH BJ JK JM ML MN JP DF MAX. DISCHARGE CAPACITY (Lisee) by pumping with boosters 2.7 2. 7 2. 7 2.2 2. 1 2. 1 1.3 3 . 5 MAX. DISCHARGE CAPACITY (L/sec) under gravity 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.3 0.7 O. 5 Section BH of thE> reticulation network has the capacit:y to deli'V'er the full capacity of Section DCB. This means that it is possible for the full capacity of the existing network to be taken up by demand at the Merl 2 camping area. 005MJ

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