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Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Harsant

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 November 2013

End date

30 April 2014

Summary

This project is one of a broader range of projects to assist flood affected landholders identified through SEQ Catchments, Council and regional industry groups, and River Improvement Trust staff to return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

The property is located 1km south of Warrill View on the Cunningham Highway. Warrill Creek runs through the property as does a diversion channel implemented some four decades ago by the State Government to enhance irrigation flows from Moogerah Dam to downstream property owners.

This project involves earthworks and re-vegetation with vetiver grasses to remediate a series of small gully heads across a 0.4ha well pastured paddock (Site 1) and the construction of a temporary diversion to a gully to the east of the existing dam spillway on the same paddock in accordance with the advice from SEQC’s Soil Conservation Officer in assisting in the stabilisation of the dam spillway. Additional earthworks, spreading topsoil and reseeding with pasture grasses will be undertaken on the existing spillway (Site 2).

A total of 425m of fencing will be erected to protect the remediated areas from cattle during the regenerative period.

This project will improve the resilience and productivity of 0.4ha of grazing land by remediating eroding head-cuts, stabilising a dam spillway and increasing the extent of ground cover on the 55.42ha property.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in Warrill Creek by remediating gully head erosion.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2095

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Harsant, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/flood-recovery-fassifern-harsant-8ee3/>.

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