The hydrogeology of the Rocky Hill Region, Northern Territory

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Date
2020-06
Authors
Cook, Peter
Wischusen, J
Knapton, A
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National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Flinders University
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This publication is copyright. Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act RN 1968, no part of it may in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, microcopying, photocopying, recording or otherwise) be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without prior written permission. Enquiries should be addressed to the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, at Flinders University.
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Abstract
The Rocky Hill area has been identified as a potential future bore field for Alice Springs town water supply, and in 1996 NT Portion 4704 was set aside for that purpose. The area has been the focus of several hydrogeological investigations over the past 50 years, most recently in 1998-2000 (Read and Paul, 2000, 2002). The current report updates the hydrogeological characterisation of this area, based on drilling and sampling of new test production bores within NT Portion 4704, and water level, geochemistry and geophysical surveys carried out within the Rocky Hill region within the last 20 years. This data will be used in a groundwater model which will assess the long-term sustainability of Rocky Hill as a future water supply for Alice Springs. The groundwater model will be the focus of a subsequent report.
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This publication is copyright. Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act RN 1968, no part of it may in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, microcopying, photocopying, recording or otherwise) be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without prior written permission. Enquiries should be addressed to the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, at Flinders University.
Keywords
Hydrogeology, Water supply, Groundwater, Alice Springs, Rocky Hill
Citation
Cook PG, Wischusen J. and Knapton A, 2020, The Hydrogeology of the Rocky Hill Region, Northern Territory. National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Australia, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Water Resources Division. WRD Report 13/2020.