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Control of Overland Flow through a Gully, Junction View

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 September 2011

End date

31 December 2011

Summary

The property is 63ha of scrub at Junction View providing a significant catchment area of 172ha. A gully drains this overland flow through a small cultivation into Blackfellow Creek. Gully vegetation is native remnant but mapped as ‘least concern’.

During the flood events of December 2010-January 2011, a large volume of debris and sediment was deposited at the gully mouth. This diverted flows and reduced the drainage capacity of the gully.

Works will improve the capacity of the gully drainage and allow some sediment to be captured prior to entry into the creek. These works are part of a partnership among four neighbouring landholders to improve gully bank stability. The works complement ground cover management, bank stabilisation, channel realignment and drainage improvements already undertaken by both the Department of Transport and Main Roads along with landholders in the immediate area. Works are an initiative of the Healthy Country Extension project funded through Caring for our Country.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality of Blackfellow Creek by controlling erosion and sediment inputs through repairing and reinforcing the discharge area into the creek
  • carry out engineering works to improve the drainage capacity of the gully
  • carry out engineering works to reshape mouth of gully to improve sediment capture

Landholders will implement improved management practices.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1780

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Control of Overland Flow through a Gully, Junction View, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/control-of-overland-flow-through-a-gully-junction-view-663a/>.

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