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Waterloo Station : a report for the station manager

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Title

Waterloo Station : a report for the station manager

Other title

R. Sanders and L.R. Rajaratnam; Water Resources Survey of the Western Victoria River District. Waterloo Station. A Guide for Water Resources Management.

Creator

Sanders, R.; National Landcare Program (Australia); Rajaratnam, L. R. (Lakshman); Northern Territory. Power and Water Authority. Water Resources Division

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report No ; 24/1994

Date

1995-02-26

Location

Waterloo Station

Description

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

Notes

Date:1995; On cover 'National Landcare Program'. Cover title: Water resources of Waterloo Station. Bibliography: leaf [10]

Language

English

Subject

Groundwater -- Northern Territory -- Waterloo Station; Water-supply -- Northern Territory -- Waterloo Station; Water resources development -- Northern Territory -- Waterloo Station

Series

Report No ; 24/1994

Format

[15] leaves : illustrations (some colour) and maps (1 colour) ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228968

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/673508

Page content

SUMMARY The improved utilisation of pasture on Waterloo Station, together with decreased land degradation, is dependent to a large extent on upgrading of the present distribution of reliable water supplies (bores and natural waterholes). Most of the good grazing country in the basalt areas has good groundwater potential, and in these areas the improvements will probably be due to the drilling of more bores. The good groundwater potential precludes surface water development, except in areas such as the lower floodplains of the West Baines River, which are underlain by siltstones with very limited aquifer potential. In these areas springs should be used where present, or if not, excavated tanks situated away from the main flow channels and harvesting sheet flow runoff show potential. Bores should be available in the sandstone country of the Horse Creek area, although the grazing potential is not high.