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Title: Medical entomology investigation of proposed Junction Waterhole Dam on the Todd River
Authors: Northern Territory. Medical Entomology Branch.
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Medical Entomology Branch.
Abstract: The Power and Water Authority is examining preliminary information for a possible flood mitigation dam at the Junction Water Hole on the Todd River near Alice Springs. An engineering consultant's report in May 1989 found no engineering factors precluding construction of a dam at the Junction Water Hole and suggested feasibility studies be undertaken, including environmental constraints. Previous investigations for purely recreational lakes undertaken in the Alice Springs area included feasibility studies of Emily Creek in September 1985 and an environmental review for a dam on the Todd River in 1981. The latter report mentioned the possibility of an increase in mosquito borne arbovirus activity. The former report outlined the need to consider arboviruses and to prevent new mosquito habitats. In January 1990 the Power and Water Authority approached the Department of Health and Community Services requesting a Medical Entomology investigation of the Junction Water Hole site to report on the present and potential biting insects and to assess the likely impact of a dam on insects of public health importance. The Medical Entomology Branch conducted a field investigation of the site from 27 February 1990 to 1 March 1990. This report outlines the results of the field examination and conclusions on the impact of a dam in respect to biting insects.
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Type: Report
Subjects: Mosquitoes -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs
Junction Water Hole Dam (N.T.)
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