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Controlled surface hydrology

Controlled surface hydrology refers to the addition of activities and/or structures (e.g., bunds, pumps, etc.) consistent with water storage usage where surface hydrological flows are controlled. Typically, wetlands with controlled surface hydrology are semi-enclosed structures with pump facilities.

Controlled surface hydrology – Controlled surface hydrology in a channel

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Controlled surface hydrology observed in a channel converts the wetland to a palustrine or lacustrine system. Typically, these are used for water storage and flows into and out of the wetland are mechanically controlled.

Applicable Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification:

  • ‘Modified – controlled surface hydrology in a channel’ (H2-M13)

Last updated: 7 June 2023

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2023) Controlled surface hydrology – Controlled surface hydrology in a channel, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/processes-systems/anthropogenic/hydro-concept-mod/control-surf-hydro/in-channel.html

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