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Management of Overland Flow for Sediment Control, Woodbine: Stephan

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Healthy Country Project (Queensland Government)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 June 2011

End date

30 November 2011

Summary

The Woodbine property is 209ha of horticulture and grazing that drains into Blackfellow Creek. As part of overall property management, landholders have undertaken significant improvements for drainage and sediment control as well as an ongoing program of weed management.

The property suffered significant topsoil loss and scouring of the cultivations during heavy rainfall in 2010-2011. The landholder constructed an earth bank and drain to divert flows from tracks into a thickly grassed area.

Additional works, consisting of sediment traps and improvements to existing drains, will improve capacity to collect sediment on-farm.
These works are part of the Healthy Country project in the Lockyer and complement neighbouring sediment control measures.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality of Blackfellow Creek by repairing and reinforcing the discharge area into the creek
  • build the capacity of the local community to undertake NRM activity by demonstrating techniques for erosion and sediment control
  • construct sediment traps and improvements to existing drains.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1756

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Management of Overland Flow for Sediment Control, Woodbine: Stephan, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/management-of-overland-flow-for-sediment-control-woodbine-stephan-4c4d/>.

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