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Sediment Basin in the Herbert

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Industries

Cane farming

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Funding amount

$11,500

In-kind contribution

$15,000

Start date

1 July 2009

End date

30 January 2010

Summary

Building a sediment basin to capture sediment lost from intensive land use in Great Barrier Reef catchment area.

Benefits

The sediment basin captures sediment that would otherwise reach the Great Barrier Reef and allows the landholder to reuse it for agricultural activities.

Lesson

Simple, but effective, design and placement of sediment basins can improve water quality in a catchment.

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 14 July 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Sediment Basin in the Herbert, WetlandInfo website, accessed 5 October 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/sediment-basin-in-the-herbert-9d60/

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