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Finniss River (Batchelor) Dam studies vol 1



Finniss River (Batchelor) Dam studies vol 1

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Summary and Engineering


Sir Alexander Gibbs, and Partners Australia; Willing & Partners Pty Ltd; Environmental Planning Associates

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Northern Territory. Department of Transport & Work


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Finniss River DAM studies; Report;  43/1981




Batchelor; Finniss River


The findings of the report indicate that the concept of a further storage supply to Darwin based on a dam on the Finniss River at Batchelor would be feasible and that the optimum development programme for the Batchelor Scheme would involve, in sequence, the following works : (i) construction of a pumping station at Hanna's Pool to divert the unregulated flows of the Finniss River through a steel rising main to the Darwin River catchment. (ii) construction of Batchelor Dam to F.S.L. 68 m A.H.D. (iii) construction of a concrete lined channel to transfer water between Batchelor and Darwin River Reservoirs.


Dept. of Transport & Works in association with Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners Aust., Willing & Partners, Environmental Planning Associates.

Table of contents

Summary and recommendations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Yield Studies -- 3. Alternatives project layouts and costs -- 4. Economic studies -- 5. Project design and estimates -- APPENDICES : APPENDIX A Topographic Survey & Mapping -- APPENDIX B Geological Studies -- APPENDIX C Hydrological Investigations -- APPENDIX D Soils Laboratory Test Results -- APPENDIX E Batchelor Dam Design -- APPENDIX F Costing Data for Pipelines and Channels -- APPENDIX G Results of Economic Analyses for Alternative Discount Rates




Dams; Environmental impact statements; Water resources development Environmental aspects

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Northern Territory Government

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Finniss River DAM studies; Report;  43/1981


Final report volume 1 Summary and Engineering


1 volume (various paging) : illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government



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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674135 [Finniss River (Batchelor) Dam studies vol 2]

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B/ 1. 18 SUMMARY LOGS OF ROTARY/PERCUSSION DRILL HOLES (Cont 1 d) R3171 0 - 3 3 - 24 R3411 0 - 10 R3412 0 - 6 6 - 10 10 - 14 R3413 0 - 3 3 - 8 R3414 0 - 3 3 - 5 5 - 6 R3415 0 - 1 1 - 4 4 - 12 R3416 0 - 3 3 - 4 4 - 7 7 - 10 10 - 11 R3440 0 - 7 7 - 11 Laterite soil with quartz Clayey sand End 24.0m, possibly ,n bedrock Silty sand and sandy silt End 10.0m, bedrock not reached Silt clayey and pisolitic Silty sand and Quartzite Sand End 14.0m, possibly in bedrock Silt, pisolitic Silt, clay and quartzite End 8.0m, bedrock not reached Silt, pisolitic Clayey silt Magnestic clay End 6.0m, bedrock not reached Pisolitic soil Silt clay and quartzite Silty clay End 12.0m, bedrock not reached Pisolitic clay Silty clay Silty shale Shale and clay Mud End 11.0m, possibly in bedrock Soil and quartzite Clay and quartz and feldpar

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