The Todd catchment is a dryland river system, whose origins begin begin
in the MacDonnell Ranges. The Todd River then flows past the
Telegraph Station, almost through the
centre of Alice Springs, 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.1
Throughout Alice Springs there are a number of creeks and waterways that channel
the excess water into the Todd River.