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Oaky Creek Gully Rehabilitation and Zee Dam: Stubbings

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholders

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholders

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

10 October 2011

End date

1 April 2012

Summary

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

The project will involve two adjoining properties on separate drainage lines at the head of Oaky Creek catchment. Both landholders have agreed on the proposed engineering designs for this project.

This project will involve a number of diversion techniques to reduce water velocity down the current eroding gully. A dam structure constructed in the gully will flood current head cuts and receive water during high flows from Franklin’s dam. This structure will then bypass water into three Zee dam structures that will slow and disperse water back into an existing terminal dam.

Fencing of the gully and excavation works will assist the landholder in managing the area by reducing pressures from continuous grazing. The current paddock will be split into two and an additional trough will be assembled to provide stock with a water point in the new paddock.

This project is part of the Healthy Country Extension Project funded by the Australian Government through the Caring for our Country program. The project will be enhanced by similar works across the catchment on neighbouring properties aimed at improving water quality and reducing sediment loss within the catchment.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality and address the interrelated water and land management issues contributing to nutrients and sediment entering Oaky Creek and subsequently Moreton Bay.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1782

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Oaky Creek Gully Rehabilitation and Zee Dam: Stubbings, 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-rehabilitation-and-zee-dam-stubbings-a5f1/>.

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