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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 52 of 107. AUSTRALIIAN NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HEAD OFFICE DARWIN OFFICE J~O 6o;:ti3f PO 8o~ 1260 ~'::.l1tneHa_ A. C,T :::601 Darwin. N. T 0800 ::0r.stfCJct!:m Mouse GrrIlJr'.d FI')('l1. Commercial Un,on Bwldmg . . :17 \u:lrtnt>OlJfPe ;j._\len~e Smith 'sHeet, Garwrn, ,\j T G801 Turn"r A G.T ~601 J-lhOilti (089) 81 5299 P:;one I06:!! 466211 \ioc,:Jde:.o: \089) 81 3497 ielex AAS.s 130 ________ "~'0~t,~'j~e'~I_O_~~21~"_7~~~2_8_T_e_'e_x_AA_6_29_.7_' ______________________ ~~------.-----------) ')el '.'380-3.-7 "four r~t BB 16 October 1990 Power and Water Authority GPO Box 1096 DARWIN NT 0801 Attention: Mr Peter Jolly Dear Sir, KAKADU NATIONAL PARK- EAST ALLIGATOR DISTRICT CENTRE WATER SUPPLY INVESTIG:l'.TION I refer to discussions on 15 October with your Mr Des yin Foo. You are invited to submit a fee quotation for undertaking a consultancy assignment to be commissioned shortly by the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service. The assignment is to investigate the water supply at the East Alligator District Centre, Kakadu National Park, and assess the ability of the current system to meet future projected demand. Background Water supply at the East Alligator District Centre is derived from a series of bores. Generally, these bores provide water of high chemical quality but with a low pH. water is pumped from the bore field to storage tanks in the district security compound, where it is treated to raise the pH and then distributed to housing and visitor use areas within the District. Details of the main production bores in the District are provided below: ANPWS No 1. 2 Bore RN Comment 23449 23450 used daily, no problems with quality or quantity. used daily, but unable to meet demand in late dry season 1988, with aquifer requiring 12 to 14 hours to recharge after use.