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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 96 of 139. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I DEPARTME.!'-;'T OF TRANSPORT & WORKS ALICE SPRINGS FLOOD MITIGATION DAl\;1 REPORT ON PROPOSED ALTERNATIVE FLOOD IVUTIGATION DAM A T JUNCTION W ATERHOLE SITE I. INTRODUCTION The t100d mitigation dam proposed for the Todd River at the Junction \Vaternoie site was a "full" dam with permanent water storage to EL 658, and 1100d storage to EL 671.5 (subsequently modified to 670.0). This option was the subject oi a number of reports culminating in the pUblicanon of an Environmental Impact Statement in October 1990. Following approval of the EIS by the Territory Government and on the basis or a Certificate previously issued by the Aboriginai Areas Protection Authority, preliminary works commenced on the dam in February 1991. The construction of the Alice Springs Flood ~fitigation Dam at Junction Waternole has been met with opposition by some groups within the Aboriginai Community. Acting on their behaif the Centrai Land Council applied on the 31 January 1991 to the Federal Minister for Aboriginai Affairs for an emergency declaration, pursuant to Section 9 of the Aboriginal and Torres StraIt Islanders Heritage Protection Act, preventing further work on site. Mr Tickner deciared a Work Preventlon Order for a period of 30 days on 26 March 1991. On 8 April, following a meeting with the aboriginal people the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority withdrew their Authority Certificate for the construction or the dam. The Government is now proceeding to examme options for a dam that provides nood mitigation but does not permanently inundate the Tnyere-Akerte sacred site. This report outlines preliminary investigations into the option of an alternative tlood mitigation dam at Junction Waterhole. which has a small permanent pool of '!1, 1 )H1!01.-.rr

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