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Rock ramp fishway – Links and references

Rock Ramp examples: <br>
		1. Left: full width lateral ridge rock ramp, Condamine Weir, Condamine, Queensland<br> 
		2. Top right: partial width lateral ridge rock ramp, Goondiwindi weir, Macintyre River, Queensland<br> 
		3. Bottom right: full width rock ramp fishway with low flow lateral ridge channel down the centre and high flow random rock graded ramp on both banks, Clews Road, Murray Creek, Queensland Photo by 1 and 2 Janice Kerr and 3 Matthew Moore

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  • Fawcett, J & Prior, A (2020), Oakey Creek Control Weirs for Flow Monitoring and Measurement –Fish Monitoring Final Report(Amended). [online], Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. Available at:
  • Jones, M, O'Connor, JP & Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (2017), Monitoring the performance of fishways and fish passage works. [online] Available at: [Accessed 1 March 2021].
  • Marsden, T & Stuart, I (2 January 2019), 'Fish passage developments for small-bodied tropical fish: field case-studies lead to technology improvements', Journal of Ecohydraulics. [online], vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 14-26. Available at: [Accessed 23 February 2021].
  • Moore, M (2016), Hilliards Creek Rock Ramp Fishway Monitoring Report. [online], Catchment Solutions. Available at:
  • O'Brien, T (1998), Fish passage on small instream structures, notes prepared for Department of Natural Resources and Environment Victoria.
  • O’Connor, J, Stuart, I & Jones, M (2017), Guidelines for the design, approval and construction of fishways.
  • O'Connor, J, Martin Mallen-Cooper & Ivor Stuart (2015), 'Performance, Operation and Maintenance Guidelines for Fishways and Fish Passage Works', Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Power, T & McCann, J (2017), Blackrock Creek Fishway –Monitoring Report. [online], Catchment Solutions. Available at:
  • Thorncraft, G & Marsden, T (2000), Rock ramp fishway design principles.


Disclaimer:In addition to the standard disclaimer located at the bottom of the page, please note the Fishways (biopassage structures) disclaimer.

Last updated: 10 May 2021

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2021) Rock ramp fishway – Links and references, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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