Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Todd flows for summer solstice

A tad over 30mm as of 6am, and a few more since, on Old East Side: That's this morning's weather report from Charlie Carter. It...

Soft song of rain will continue

 

Alice Springs Airport gauges show that some 25 mm of rain has fallen over the last 24 hours. Listening on the roof showed that it was of lovely and soft and continuous through last night.

 

UPDATE 12.30pm: Where the rain has fallen in the past week.

Water: 'Alice staring stagnation in the face'

Alice Springs will be consigned to stagnation at its present size and scope of commercial activity if the town's Water Allocation Plan is adopted in its current draft form.

That's the view of Steve Brown, the Town Council appointed member of the local group advising the Minister.
That group wants to continue for another five years the strategy formulated in 2007 of making currently known reserves last for 400 years, and keeps in place a cap of 10.7 gigalitres (GL) a year, which has been almost reached now. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Steve (right) and Jim Brown.

Blackened country greening up

It
doesn't take much for buffel grass and couch to get going again even
after a fire has been through. Our photo shows a devastated burnt tree
in the Todd River – there are many along the town stretch of the river –
with buffel and couch regrowing (and setting seed) following recent
light rain. How soon will we – and surviving trees –  lose the
fire-break benefit of recent burns, whether controlled or otherwise?

The Alice Springs News Online asked the Department of Resources about
what rate of grass regeneration we can expect in the large areas of
burnt country in and around Alice Springs, given that a weak La Nina
event is predicted for the summer.

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