Here is an alternative route for an aqueduct into the Murray-Darling basin developed by Jason Hall. This follows the route from the Herbert and Hells Gate down near Charters Towers to Lake Galilee, where it branches to the Mitchell Grass Downs and heads south to Barcaldine, Blackall and Wadsworth, the scheme low point at 200m AHD. It then branches via a pipeline to Charleville and further south via the Bulloo River valley.

Jason indicates that the entire scheme has an average fall of 20m every 100k (ideal 1:5000) with only a 50km pipeline into the St George area (if there was enough demand). The aqueduct would be capable of delivering 2000GL per annum, but more would be available depending on seasonal supply factors and other catchment intakes.

Thanks, Jason!