Water on the Sandy Blight - info needed post haste

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 21:56
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Evening all. Just got a Satphone call from the Carnegie Retracing crew currently out in the Gibson Desert. They are checking out their water options and have asked about the condition of "Turkey Bore" on the Sandy Blight Junction Road.

This Bore is on the left hand side of the track about 19 Crow flying kilometres above the top or northern most access road into Tjukurla.

The bore has a hand pump and it's coordinates are 24°10'38.64"S 128°34'54.37"E.

It is on an intersection of sorts, a track spearing off the SBJT to the west. It does not appear on the EO trek notes.

Has anybody been passed this bore in recent months and if so, it it in serviceable condition and is it producing drinkable water (Not saline)?

Any info gratefully received.


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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 11:23

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 11:23
Bumped so Mick O gets the info to pass on to the travellers.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 17:49

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 17:49
Ah well only a few weeks to go and I'll be out there myself and they'll be back at work.

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Follow Up By: MactrolPod - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 08:28

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 08:28
Just saw this Mick, contact http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au/
They were out there on the Sandy Bight Junction Road a few weeks ago
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 21:52

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 21:52
Thanks Mac. I rang Alan and had a chin wag. No value on the bores. He was doing a very quick recce.
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 20:46

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 20:46
Mick-O,

I appreciate you'd like a RECENT report, but no can do.

However, I was there 12 months ago and water quality was excellent. Took a bit to prime it, but all OK. Water only a few feet down from the surface , from memory.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 23:46

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 23:46
Thanks Rick. Haven't been able to get on to them today but will advise them none the less. Appreciate the feedback.

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Reply By: equinox - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 10:52

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 10:52
Thanks Mick,

We ended up getting about 150 litres from it. Was a bit worried about whether the pump was there or not so took other procurement equipment just in case. The hand pump worked fine though.



Took us 18 days to get from Mount Webb to Lake Breaden including quick side trip to Patjarr. (just over 800kms all up). Visited 21 unmapped Native Wells/Rockholes some with water, some dry. Tikatika had plenty of water.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 21:54

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 21:54
Well done mate. Hard to watch it from the side lines but such is life. Bloody Tika Tika...how much did we miss it by in 2010?

I'll look forward to the blog.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 22:51

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 22:51
Water quality was good Al?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 23:01

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 23:01
Missed it by about 8 kilometres Mick.

John - water was good, sweet tasting.

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