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Wallaby Ware channel naturalisation and saturated zone bioretention basin construction

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Project lead

Partnerships

Industries

Council

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Ipswich City Council - Stormwater quality offsets (voluntary development contribution for offsite load reductions)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

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Start date

May 2017

End date

Ongoing

Summary

Naturalisation of a stormwater channel with the addition of a high flow diversion and an off-line bio retention system up stream of Ironpot Creek in the Bremer River.

Benefits

Stormwater quality improvement, aesthetic and habitat/connectivity along the Ironpot Creek corridor.

Lesson

The bioretention basin contained a saturated zone to maintain moisture in the filter media zone. It also utilised an elevated water level during establishment to provide good soil moisture conditions during establishment. It utilises natural groundwater infiltration and evaporation as well as a filter medium and plant uptake to remove sediment and nutrient loads.

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Last updated: 27 August 2018

This page should be cited as:

Wallaby Ware channel naturalisation and saturated zone bioretention basin construction, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/wallaby-ware-channel-naturalisation-and-saturated-zone-bioretention-basin-608e/>.

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