Of course Alice Springs is liable to flood from time …

Comment on LETTER: Should we dam the Todd? by Neville Field.

Of course Alice Springs is liable to flood from time to time. The town is built on a flood plain alongside a river course even though it is (mostly) a dry river bed. Those trees in the river and throughout the town are known as RIVER RED GUMS. The only way out for flood waters is through the gap which has been partially restricted by a highway and a rail track. So maybe the problem is not the river, and its propensity to sometimes flood, but the siting of the town.

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