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Oaky Creek Gully Erosion and Wetland Reinstatement

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Logan Focal Area Local Committee

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

18 August 2011

End date

1 February 2012

Summary

This project addresses the objectives of the Oaky Creek Catchment Restoration Project by working with the community within a defined focal area to deliver on-ground works to improve water quality in local waterways in Moreton Bay.

This project will involve two landholders working together to reinstate a wetland which flows over the boundaries of both properties. This work will stop continued erosion of an eroding gully by slowing the flow of water and diverting water to spread over the flood plain.

Engineering works will be carried out on this project that will prevent further extension of a significantly eroding gully that is contributing to the loss of cultivation land. It is recommended that a dam be constructed below the retreating gully with a 1m skirt to protect cultivation land. The by-wash will spread the flow of water over the flood plain into the adjoining property. Sediment that is not captured by the dam will be spread over the wetland area to settle.

A monitoring program will be conducted by the SEQC water monitoring team.

A dam will be constructed below the retreating gully with a 1m skirt to protect cultivation land. The by-wash will spread the flow of water over the flood plain into the adjoining property.

Benefits

The project will improve water quality in Oaky Creek and address the interrelated water and land management issues that are contributing to nutrients and sediment entering waterways in the Logan catchment and Moreton Bay.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1768

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Oaky Creek Gully Erosion and Wetland Reinstatement, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/oaky-creek-gully-erosion-and-wetland-reinstatement-2e20/>.

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