Citation

Quinlan, T. & Woolley, D.R.G., 1962. The occurrence of groundwater in the Alice Springs town basin. Record  1962/075. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The Alice Springs Town Basin is a small alluvial basin with a surface of approximately three square miles. It contains a maximum thickness of seventy-five feet of fluviatile sediment, deposited by the Todd and Charles Rivers. The lithology of the sediments is correlated with their postulated environments of deposition. The environments are alluvial fan, main graded channels, levee banks, flood plains, and back swamps. The occurrence of groundwater in the various types of sediments is discussed. Contour maps of the piezometric surface, have been constructed for October 1957 and October 1961. Within this period there has been a fall in the surface of between three and ten feet. The interpretation of the results of aquifer performance tests on bores 28 and 110 gave mutually consistent values for the aquifer constants within the zones of high permeability. The average values are T = 20,000 gallons per day per foot and S = 0.05. The constants computed for the test on bore 59/11 are inconsistent with the assumption of an isotropic, homogeneous aquifer.
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