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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

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

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 32 of 64. 9. MOUNT BENSTEAD CREEK This is a major tributary of the Ross passes tt.rough spectacular range country put forward because of its sunerficial darnsite. .River. The river and 'is sometimes attraction as a (a) Hvdrology The catchment area is similar to that o the Todd at the Telegraph stati;::m. ,There are ~ tHO, or, three conceivable ;c-:".--:-(iarr'lsites Hhere ;:cne rlver passes ~hrougn tue range. ",;,',','c{i,,:i,,: I the potential impoundrnent areas are very extensive ''-;!,:;L""E[m~e'ver '1 1'" t-,. "" . virtually L_at over severa square Kl_ome _es. ~nlS that a lake would form over an extensive area but onlv sha 1 10;'''; depth, and it would be rapidly removed. by ~~;~~~~)r,~tion a Recreation Potential would have a beautiful setting and, w~en IU~~, could ~,te large. Eowever, as indicatec. I the lake would be reduced by evaporation and leakage. the w~aters edge would be difficult. comprises Bitter Sprinas LiIl'.estone. This is knOI:lE ~:g~:n':iwater exploration to be very permeab Ie. ,_Hould not be feasible because o the potential for ~npast the dam and out o the impoundment generally. !-.1atters ~~~~:'::'1~S?E,ctS' have been considered, except that the been made that -cne area mav have future a dam for Alice Springs water supplv, if used with groundHater. This could be-on- the basis \1ater "lould be taken from the storage "' ... hen ""subsequently, the leakage may be recoverable using