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Draft Effect of Waste Disposal in the Magela Creek System September 1976 (DRAFT)



Draft Effect of Waste Disposal in the Magela Creek System September 1976 (DRAFT)


Roberts, K. P.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 13/1976







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Northern Territory Administration. Water Resources Branch

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Alice Springs


Report no. 13/1976

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Northern Territory Administration



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Technical Report WRA76013 Viewed at 05:02:46 on 18/02/2010 Page 9 of 48. 1 - ,-,-.. J;/ "', .:1" ,',," - 8 2.3 ?load Hydrology f-,n e:rn..'1.in"'ition of !O~igs 2 to 7 indic:lies tl-:.at there is an obvious sirr.ilarity to d.evelope a ~1uskineham routine model but the reSllltB we,'e too ina.ccurate :for nsej Inste~~d a.. 3i~[ile st.or~~e-type model ~:l.S u:Jed. It ,,;0..9 found that the f'lo~ at c.s. 821017 (ueing- the unndjustBu diGcn2.rgcs) . .. fl t" 0"lc~9 t' t' t "'1 wa.s tho ave-rueo uf tIle prcVlous s~x CWYS OH a v.:; .. e,,- VV"; nn. ~8 v ~e J.. ou , ' :' ',1\ . at ]~::. 821U09 is darr,pcned :me. a:ttGnuater.. by the ttl:':lC it reJ.chcs .~.:) .. ~~ ,~ix t:b . :ra l,o;,~lS: chosen as b(;in~-: tho [H.:!"ioci. ' . .li:ic!l t.p.vc t:,e iL.ost reJ .. :J,,~n.'lolo rG!3ul ts. L Thi:J a;olel io 0....'"1 obvious mrcrsirr.r:li.ficaticn cf the r0?.-l ffiBci':;;,nism; !'n..3tea.J. of' a .... : (;./ 2 diroct ari tl-unet.io Ilvcrage i t i~ more prcb"lo1e tnC'l.t so:nc tJP.:iGi",tcc.. ;.:e1.n r:i;::~y ft~ more <lCcurn.te rt.:Gul tn. L"ti the resources y,:~~s not avail;101e to CTl:lb1e thin more cO[,lplex ar..e1ysis t.o be unrler-t.akena ~~e relati< . ..,nnhip U'.8 deri VDa. bet'./s-er: the mea-S1lrGd cra.ily flo ,IS at 821009 "~. Q')'01~ aYll.:.:~.).G,-1 I, but it h2.s ;>revicucly been sholm thai, uiacharge at 821017 nead to be incrB<"'.3nn hy ::1 factor of 1.30 '. "0 RO"I.rev&~ EJince discharge a.t G.,j. 821017 is only rc:'dly :11~ ir;teTm%i~te st3...r~e in i thG: c3.1cul3.tion it is possible to relo.t8 the "i.V~H.lge uci.ly di:3ch~~r,;e ;:t :; ... J?f. cant for all practical purposes, bC! taken ,,:ts the midd.a,), I~,;':l';c ll(}i~h~. , To 'further aG3ist in the study of' flo()uin,3' in the ,"l.rOJ" ~ r-c1,lii::ns~!i~r bo-ti..1con {, ,," . Thisreln.tionship is based on d. corup2.rison of the 2400-hr ,;;;au,";c hci:it;hta. over throe E:Clpnasises the point tJ:at c;"u""1 be seen i'J"vm ;:'. (~.i1."c(;t CC't!r~..r~soY'!. the ~ 821017 a.re reflected very quicLly (uBue.lly ~r~tr.in one lla:..r) in "i'ltU';: )e~Jel ~cha!1::5cG Fl~rti(:leu \-Jill be >':811 in eXCB'30 of one da,Y.

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