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Constructed channel – Constructed channel - creating an artificial wetland

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Constructed channel outside a wetland creating an artificial wetland.

Constructed channel creating an artificial riverine wetland

Construction of one or more artificial riverine channels where there was no previous wetland. Channel construction may include evidence of excavation and/or bunding. These channels may openly connect to river systems or other freshwater wetlands.

Applicable Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification:

  • ‘Artificial – channel construction – freshwater wetland’ (H3-C2-a)

Constructed channel creating an artificial intertidal wetland

Construction of one or more artificial channels where there was no previous wetland that openly connect to estuaries or intertidal wetlands. Channel construction may include evidence of excavation and/or bunding.

Applicable Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification:

  • ‘Artificial – channel construction – intertidal wetland’ (H3-C2-b)

Last updated: 7 June 2023

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2023) Constructed channel – Constructed channel - creating an artificial wetland, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/processes-systems/anthropogenic/hydro-concept-mod/construct-channel/artificial-wetland.html

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