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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 53 of 107. 3 20636 5 20637 8918 although satisfactory, has not been llsed recently. tripod in place but not equipped. Use discontinued due to continual problems caused by inadequate screening. originally the main production bore for the District. Due to high iron levels, use was discontinued in 1985. In recent times in the mid to late dry season, there have been occasions when the bores have been unable to meet user demand during peak visitor use periods. In view of the likelyhood oE increased visitation to the area with completion of the Oenpelli Road upgradi:ng, ANPWS considers that existing water supply infrastructure shoud be reviewed to assess the capacity of the current system to meet present and future demands. Assignment The assignment is to ;:omprise the following: (al Describe current water supply infrastructure at the EA district. (b) Dete=ine t.he capacity of the existing system to meet demand during the next ten years at projected levels of visitor growth of 0%, 10% and 30% per annum. (c) If current infrastructure is unable to meet projected future demand, provide recommendations and costings for upgrading supply. In framing recommendations, consideration shall be given to: increasing storage capacity constructing additional bores utilisation of non-potable water for showers and toilets at campground ablution blocks (dl ShoUld construction of additional bores be recommended, carrJ out hydrogeological investigations to dete=ine prospective areas for bore fields. (e) Provide a preliminary and final report detailing the findings of the study.

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