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On-farm wetland demonstration site–Lower Burdekin

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

John Quagliata

Queensland Wetlands Program

NQ Dry Tropics

Giru Barra and Cray

Burdekin Bowen Integrated Flood Plain Management Advisory Committee

TropWATER

Industries

Cane farming

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Queensland Wetlands Program

NQ Dry Tropics

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)

Summary

This project involved a range of partners in the rehabilitation of a wetland on a cane farm. The project involved construction of a sediment basin upstream of the wetland to capture irrigation tail water to detain and filter sediment before entering the wetland.

Additional works included construction of high flow and overflow structures including a spillway and diversion bank to reduce the risk of erosion, damage to aquatic vegetation, and the export of sediment into the wetland during high rainfall events.

Benefits

0 This project:
  • improved water quality entering local waterways
  • enhanced biodiversity through re-vegetation with endemic species
  • increased community and industry education opportunities

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

On-farm wetland demonstration site–Lower Burdekin

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

On-farm wetland demonstration site–Lower Burdekin, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/on-farm-wetland-demonstration-site-lower-burdekin-13ec/>.

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