High efficiency sediment basins
High efficiency sediment basins — Planning and design
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The HES basin needs to be large enough to allow for a 1 hour residence time. The dimensions of the recycle pit will need to be tailored to the site.
Conversion of rainfall figures to run-off volumes may require expert input and/or hydrological modelling to ensure the HES basin is sized appropriately
Footprint 2-3% of contributing catchment
HES basins need to be located in a suitable part of the farm, connected to the drainage network so that it can receive runoff from an appropriate area of the farm.
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Last updated: 10 June 2022
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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) High efficiency sediment basins — Planning and design, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/treatment-systems/for-agriculture/treatment-sys-nav-page/high-efficiency-sediment-basins/planning-design.html