Following images of water flowing in the Todd River – 9 January, 2010 The Todd River begin north of Alice Springs and catchment areas to the west and east, part of the MacDonnell Ranges region, then flowing past the Telegraph Station, almost through the centre of the town of Alice Springs, cutting its way through Heavitree Gap and continuing on for some distance before it becomes a tributary of the Hale River, that eventually flows into Lake Eyre in South Australia.
The only access for eastside residents during floods to the town centre was via a footbridge across the Todd River, opened at the end of March 1957. The Stott Bridge did not open until the late 70s
Most of the time the river appears dry, except for the occasional water hole along it’s length. It is the iconic River Red Gum seen growing along the river course, that indicate there is water below the river bed surface during the dry period.