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Flood Warning and Damages in Alice Springs: Part 1 Executive Summary. Part 2 Tangible Damages Part 3 Intangible Damages & Emergency Procedures



Flood Warning and Damages in Alice Springs: Part 1 Executive Summary. Part 2 Tangible Damages Part 3 Intangible Damages & Emergency Procedures


Handmer, John; Smith, D. I.; Greenaway, Mark


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 53/1989




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Power and Water Authority

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Alice Springs


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Technical Report WRA89053 Viewed at 03:02:00 on 18/02/2010 Page 65 of 139. [i 1. Walpi:-i :::amp (:lperle Tyathe) - flooded fro:n r,veoc. Houses noe affected. P.pe~ Aih'e:-rknge (Palr.,ers Camp) - HOl:ses :La:: flooce:: '~ardens o~lj: flooded by overflowIng d~ains. .'. Basso's - flooded from river. Some houses flooded. ?eople in tnis camp were stranded for two days. 4. Mt Na~cy - Li~icedf ~inor flooding ~rom river. 5. Lhenpe Ar~hwe (Anmatyerre Camp) - T~is camp was iamaged by ~iver f100d:ng. Sc~e dwelli~gs were effected, a~d so~e swags, clothes etc destroyed. ?eople in this ca~p were s~randed for twO days. r;. .~.nt:helk Sulpaye (Happy's Village - :<:uTIoth Camp) - :'Jas ~ot badly effecced as it is situated on a slope. The :::harles River which flows at i~s base damaged some garde~s on the edge o~ the camp. People in this camp were stra:-tded for 2 jays. This is the biggest of the town camps. ~yewente Trucking Yards - Not badly effected. - Not badly effected by 9. Akngweit~arre ~ouses in this camp (Morns soa:~) - .0,. creek runs pas: the - 3 of which were badly flooded. 10. Ilpiye Ilprye (Golders Camp) aboct half the camp - xainly gardens D~alnage work is needed. A nearby creek '.;ere effected. flooced 11. Swye~per Atwatye camp was not damaged by 30me gully erosion, and .3 r .. .ray. (:::astside, Hidden Valley) - T:cis flooding, although run-off created the nearby road works were washed 12. Mpwetyerre (Abbots Camp) - This camp '.;as possibly the wor'st effected. It '.-las evacuated by Tangentyere Council. Most of the camp was flooded including four of the five homes and t:ce core:nunity facility building. One :couse :cad overfloor f:ooding to the depth of 1/2 reetre. The populacion of this ca:np can be up to 100 people. 13. Yarrenyty Arltere - ~a~er from the f~ooded Larapinta ~reek, together with water from a blocked storm water system, washed away the road near this camp. Consequent:y it was cotally cut-off from access by all classes of vehicle for 2 days. Once waters receded, a rough detour was developed, but a month passed before the road could be used for nor~al veh~cle access again. The camp itself was not fIooded. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

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