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Constructed Wetland Management Plan, Myers Cane Farm, Homebush

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Landholder

Reef Catchments

Industries

Cane farming

Activities

On-ground work, Planning

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland and Australian Government’s (Reef Rescue) through the Queensland Wetlands Program

Reef Catchments

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

2010

Summary

A management plan was developed to provide information to the landholder on the construction of a wetland to treat run-off from their cane farm at Homebush, a rural district in the Mackay region. The plan provided designs, information and recommendations.

The wetland was constructed and includes deep holes at the entry and exit points for the refuge of animals such as fish during the dry season. Most of the wetland, however, is too shallow (60-120 cm) to allow native water plants to grow in the waterbody and along the edge. The benefits of the wetland are that it provides reduced risk of sediment and particulate nutrient losses, run-off and improved soil structure and reduced risk from residual chemical losses.

Benefits

The wetland provides reduced risk of sediment and particulate nutrient losses, run-off and improved soil structure and reduced risk from residual chemical losses.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Constructed Wetland Management Plan, Myers Cane Farm, Homebush, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/constructed-wetland-management-plan-myers-cane-farm-homebush-d714/>.

Queensland Government
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