Todd River - NT

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -23.686617 133.885361
DMS: 23º 41' 11.82" S 133º 53' 7.3" E
UTM: 53 K 7380024mN 386351mE
Altitude: 588.21m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

1.22kms North of Alice Springs
69.44kms NorthWest of Santa Teresa
116.17kms East of Hermannsburg
263.61kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja

Address & Contact

East Side NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

The Todd River is a normally dry river that runs through the town of Alice Springs. The catchment area to the north of Alice Springs covers an area of 445 km2 and covers the geographical centre of Australia. The flow runs south through Alice Springs for a length of around 50km. Charles River is a main tributary to the Todd River.

The river rarely flows a fact that has led to a local saying that if you see the Todd flow 3 times you will stay living in Alice Springs forever and that you will only see it flow 7 times in a lifetime.

The Todd River and its tributary were named after Charles Todd who completed the Telegraph line from Port Augusta to Darwin.

Alice Springs' locals have made good use of the dryness of the river bed by holding an annual Henley on Todd boat regatta, which is run using bottomless boats and running down the river's bed.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 13/02:00pm CST
Distance from Todd River 12.06km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
32.0°C26.5°C22%7.6°C1012.3hPa0.0mmESE26km/hr
14knots
48km/hr
26knots

Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Todd River 12.06km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.68.25.04.06.010.314.817.920.2
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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