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Inquiry into the Alice Springs Recreation Lake : submission by Department of Transport and Works

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Title

Inquiry into the Alice Springs Recreation Lake : submission by Department of Transport and Works

Creator

Marquardt, A.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 1/1983

Date

1983-12-01

Description

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

Notes

Date:1983-12; Contains: Floodplains Management Alice Springs Impacts of Todd River Flooding. Also filed in Alice miscellansous collection A0342, A0343.

Language

English

Publisher name

Dept. of Transport and Works

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report ; 1/1983

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228164

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674502

Page content

Technical Report WRD83001 Viewed at 14:07:22 on 29/07/2010 Page 16 of 64. t 2. IVIGLEY GORGE SITE . ".'." AS far as is considered. owing to the known, this 'I';'laS the first ;;iite ever to- have been It was rejected in the 1960's and again 1n 1978, small size of the storage. (a) Hydrology At 367 square kilometres, the catcb-nent area is onl,y marginall,y smaller than for the Telegraph Station site. EO'l:,'lever! hectares, the storage would have a surface area of and a volume of 0.4 million cubic metres. (b) Recreation Potential, only 16 Although the site is only around 10 kilonetres from Alice springs I the small size of the lake t,.,rOU.LG. pro~ride for relatively limited recreation activity. Furthermore, the steep hillsides around the site do not favour convenient access to the waters edge. (c) Site Geo1oqy .: The geology was examined in the 1950' sand 1960' s and found to be probably suitable for dam construction. ( d) Dam and spillway options were examinee. in some details i~ reconsidered since rejection of the -9~1l .. h 1. o. I DU'C. ! ave not site on the grounds ~~~5i,;~ ... inadeqUate storage size. . ~tc~; ,.Cost estimate ,mace in 1964 was of the same order as an for the Telegraph Station site made ODe year later . ~vi~w of the smaller storage size, the storage would silt rapidly than the Telegraph Station site. Flood Hitigation *,.~;~~.:~se of the small storage size, the flood mitigation in Alice Springs woule be very minor.


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