Alignment training (timber pile fields)
Alignment training (timber pile fields) requires combined vegetation management and physical intervention. It involves the placement of wooden pile field structures to redirect high velocity flow away from a riverbank with the aim of reducing riverbank erosion and encouraging deposition at the bank toe. Revegetation is used to stabilise deposited sediments and increase hydraulic roughness, further reducing velocities at the bank.
Alignment training (timber pile fields) requires combined vegetation management and physical intervention. This strategy should be focused on a long-term goal of vegetation establishment, eventually making the engineered structure redundant.
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Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). 2007. Technical Guidelines for Waterway Management, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.
Last updated: 9 June 2022
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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2022) Alignment training (timber pile fields), WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/rehabilitation/rehab-process/step-4/intervention-options/alignment-training-mod.html