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High efficiency sediment basins — Links and references

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Impacts of Implementing High Efficiency Sediment Basins for Land Development Sediment Control within the Canberra Region


ARC, 2004, The Use of Flocculants and Coagulants to Aid the Settlement of Suspended Sediment in Earthworks Runoff: Trials, Methodology and Design [draft] June 2004 Technical Publication 227 Auckland Regional Council

Beff, Susan (2018) Impacts of Implementing High Efficiency Sediment Basins for Land Development Sediment Control within the Canberra Region. [USQ Project]

Eadie, M, 2016, High Efficiency Sediment Basins for Reef Catchment Applications, Presentation to the Treatment Systems in Coastal Catchments Forum, Department of Environmental and Heritage Protection, Brisbane, June 2016

McLaughlin, RA, and Zimmerman, Al, 2008, Best Management Practices for Chemical Treatment Systems for Construction Stormwater and Dewatering, Report No. FHWA-WFL/TD-09-001 for Federal Highway Administration, by North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

NZTA, 2014, Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines for State Highway Infrastructure, Document No. SP/M/023, NZ Transport Agency, September 2014

Robson, K, 2015, An assessment of the performance of current best practice sediment basins vs. high efficiency sediment basins based on modelling and field studies. Stormwater Queensland Conference – Toowoomba, 2015.

Rowlands, L.,Chapter 8 - Erosion and Sediment Control—WSUD During the Construction Phase of Land Development, Editor(s): Ashok K. Sharma, Ted Gardner, Don Begbie, Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design, Woodhead Publishing, 2019, Pages 163-176

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Last updated: 10 June 2022

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