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



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


Marquardt, A.


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




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


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



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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