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Proof of Concept: determining the role of a constructed surface-flow treatment wetland system in improving water quality in the Barratta Creek Catchment

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Wilmar Sugar
Burdekin Shire Council
NQ Dry Tropics
Greening Australia
Lower Burdekin Landcare
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Australian Wetland Consulting
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Industries

Cane farming

Activities

On-ground work, Education extension, Research

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Great Barrier Reef Innovation Fund,
Queensland Reef Water Quality Program

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 July 2017

End date

30 June 2019

Summary

The project will trial a low cost and integrated solution aimed at improving the quality of irrigation water leaving sugar cane farms in the Burdekin River Irrigation Area. An existing borrow pit will converted into a constructed surface-flow treatment wetland to remove nitrogen, sediment and selected pesticides contained in sugar cane irrigation tail-water before entering downstream ecosystems of Barratta Creek.

Benefits

Treatment of irrigation tail water leaving sugar cane farms to reduce the amount of nitrogen, sediment and pesticides entering downstream waterways.

Lesson

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 20 September 2018

This page should be cited as:

Proof of Concept: determining the role of a constructed surface-flow treatment wetland system in improving water quality in the Barratta Creek Catchment, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/proof-of-concept-determining-the-role-of-a-constructed-surface-flow-treatment-d587/>.

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